The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)

Author: Sophie Neville

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0718845897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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In 1973 Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the film Swallows & Amazons. Made before the advent of digital technology, the child stars lived out Arthur Ransome's epic adventure in the great outdoors without ever seeing a script. Encouraged by her mother, Sophie Neville kept a diary about her time filming on location in the lakes and mountains of Cumbria. Bouncy and effervescent, extracts from her childhood diary are interspersed among her memories of the cast and crew as well as photographs, maps and newspaper articles, offering a child's eye view of the making of the film from development to premiere - and the aftermath.

Swallows, Amazons and Coots

Author: Julian Lovelock

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 0718844645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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In 1929, Arthur Ransome (1884-1967), a journalist and war correspondent who was on the books of MI6, turned his hand to writing adventure stories for children. The result was Swallows and Amazons and eleven more wonderful books followed, spanning inpublication the turbulent years from 1930 to 1947. They changed the course of children's literature and have never been out of print since. In them, Ransome creates a world of escape so close to reality that it is utterly believable, a world in which things always turn out right in the end. Yet Swallows, Amazons and Coots shows that, to be properly appreciated today, the novels must be read as products of their era, inextricably bound up with Ransome's life and times as he bore witness to the end of Empire and the dark days of the Second World War. In the first critical book devoted wholly to the series, Julian Lovelock explores each novel in turn, offering an erudite assessment of Ransome's creative process and narrative technique, and highlighting his contradictory politics, his defence of rural England, and his reflections on colonialism and the place of women in society. Thus Lovelock demonstrates convincingly that, despite first appearances, the novels challenge as much as reinforce the pervading attitudes of their time.Written with a lightness of touch and enlivened by Ransome's own illustrations, Swallows, Amazons and Coots is both fresh and nostalgic. It will appeal to anyone who has enjoyed the world of Swallows and Amazons, and there is plenty here to challenge both the student and the Ransome enthusiast.

In Search of Swallows & Amazons

Author: Roger Wardale

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850588399

Category: English fiction

Page: 127

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Using diaries of Ransome and his wife, journals of his friends and Ransome's own notes, Roger Wardale has pieced together the story of how Swallows and Amazons and its Lake District successors came to be written.

Come Back to Eden

Author: John Hurst

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850587057

Category: Eden Valley (Cumbria, England)

Page: 164

View: 7551


Aiming to capture the essence and spirit of the Eden Valley over the past several years, this book gives an account of one man's addictive love of this area of subtle beauty. It is suitable for Cumbrians and all those who enjoy the countryside. It also includes memories of events and customs.

The Coniston Tigers

Author: Arthur Harold Griffin

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850587521

Category: Rock climbing

Page: 260

View: 3657


This work provides a comprehensive look at the author's years with the Coniston Tigers, one of the first climbing clubs in the Lake District. It talks of his climbing with the great names such as George Basterfield, G.S. Sansom and C.F. Holland, and captures daring exploits of climbing in the 1930s long before modern safeguards.

More Lakeland Walking

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850585725

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 142

View: 2690


Deals with level walks in the beautiful English Lake District. This book contains 26 walks which start and finish at a recommended parking area. It includes walks, some of which are among the high mountains of the Lake District while others explore the fringe areas. It offers instructions, maps and photographs, and concise introductory notes.

Swallows and Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879235734

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 356

View: 6956


John, his brother Roger, and his sisters Susan and Titty, spend the summer at Holly Howe farm exploring the lake on the sailboat Swallow.

Walking the Wainwrights

Author: Stuart Marshall

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850587538

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 126

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This text provides a compact guide to the ascent of all 214 peaks described in the late Alfred Wainwright's seven-volume pictorial guide to the Lakeland fells. It is designed to be taken on the fells, and not left at home on a bookshelf

Walks in Ancient Lakeland

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850587637

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 140

View: 3181


This guide to the Lakeland walks takes readers along 24 ancient tracks, to explore largely unknown areas and to uncover the mysteries of the lives of our ancient ancestors.

Lakeland Walking

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850583899

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 156

View: 3135


The 32 walks in this book vary considerably in length and effort required. They are all circular and start and finish at a recommended parking area. Interesting features along the route are described.