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The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974), Paperback / softback Book

The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974) Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 266 pages
  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780718894962



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