The Making of Swallows and Amazons. – Neville, Sophie.

Neville, Sophie.


Publisher: Classic TV Press. Cambridge. 2014 (first edition)
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Large8vo, XVIII, 283pp. Soft pictorial cover in excellent condition with a firm flat spine and no extraneous markings or damage, text and all b/w and colour photos in pristine condition hence the book is clearly in a near fine state overall. Arthur Ransome’s famous book was adapted for the big screen by screen writer David Wood and the film was made in 1973 (starring amongst others Virginia McKenna and Ronald Fraser) before the advent of digital photography, the child stars lived out the epic adventure in the outdoors, without even seeing a script. As part of their schoolwork, the children were required to keep diaries about their filming on location in the lakes and mountains of Cumbria.The Daily Mail at the time said :- “….a heart warming account of making the movie “. One does not need to be a Swallows and Amazons fan to thoroughly enjoy this book however with numerous photos all taken at the time of filming and planning. Inscribed by the author Sophie Neville (one of the children) on the title page as well in 2015.