Reading marathon to honour Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome

Griff Rhys Jones in 8 hour reading marathon of the book We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The TV star Griff Rhys Jones has been part of an 8 hour reading marathon to celebrate the author of Swallows and Amazons.

Seven people read before him and 19 people followed in a continuous reading of Arthur Ransome's We Didn't Mean To Go to Sea which was published 80 years ago.

It all took place at Pin Mill Sailing Club near Ipswich where the famous author was once a member and where he sailed the Nancy Blackett, named after his Swallows and Amazons heroine.

Below is a report by ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray.