Fans of Arthur Ransome and the Swallows and Amazons series have led a resurgence in interest in the writer and his works. Fans have formed the Arthur Ransome Club and The Arthur Ransome Society. They have raised funds to restore the historic boats Mavis (now called Amazon), Coch-y-Bonddhu and Nancy Blackett. Fans have persuaded publishers to put titles back in to printref req. There is also a small but active community of fan fiction writers.