The Making of Swallows and Amazons

Titty's diary of the filming, with many photographs


Sophie Neville


Classic TV Press, Cambridge, 2014
The Making of Swallows and AmazonsThe Making of Swallows and AmazonsThe Making of Swallows and Amazons

Printing Details

First edition, paperback. 23 × 15.5cm, xx + 283pp.

In 1973, Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the movie ‘Swallows & Amazons’. Made before the advent of digital technology, the child stars lived out Arthur Ransome’s epic adventure in the great outdoors, without even seeing a script. As part of their schoolwork, the children kept diaries about their time filming on location in the lakes and mountains of Cumbria. Meanwhile, the hip, young, flares-wearing crew from Elstree Studios were getting to grips with transforming 1970s Bowness-on-Windermere in mid-holiday season into a 1929 idyll. The book is illustrated throughout with many of the photographs taken by Sophie's mother and father during filming, as well as some of the evocative stills taken by Albert Clarke, the film's official photographer.


Very good condition.



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