Have you received the same despatches as me?
I opened my post to find not one but three reviews of my books, including this article published in The Outlaw and another in Signals, for which I am very grateful. I have pasted them here for fans of the film who do not yet subscribe to these literary magazines.
This review was followed by by a comment from Winifred Wilson, librarian of The Arthur Ransome Society:
The Library Supplement in The magazine of The Arthur Ransome Society gives a full description of all three books:
Mixed Moss arrived before Easter with Spurrier’s map on the cover:
I found another review inside, this time from New Zealand:
The News is that The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons has been signed up by the publisher Classic TV Press who plan to bring out a new edition in paperback this July. It will include glossy photographs and additional points of interest. If you would like to order a signed copy please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in joining the Arthur Ransome Society please click here.
Here is a shot from 1973, capturing some of the deb-archery:
Sophie Neville with Peter Robb-King (Make-Up) and Ronnie Cogan (Hair) watching Lesley Bennett and Kit Seymour trying out their bows and arrows with Terry Smith (Wardrobe) while on location near Peel Island on Coniston Water in the Lake District.
We now have a second edition of ‘The Secrets of Filming Swallows and Amazons’ out as an ebook and two versions of the paperback, which is almost identical but includes film stills and can be ordered from libraries as well as the usual online outlets.
12 thoughts on “News and Reviews of ‘The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons (1974)’”
Hi Sophie, how can I order a signed copy?
Please email email@example.com
They will contact you nearer the publication date.
Very many thanks!
Hello Sophie – and me!
Ah – Yes! you are in the book! Do you have any photos or memories of the time?
One for TARS library please! And the Stall manager will be wanting multiple copies to sell in due course!
Of course! – Do you have any ideas for a new title?
Dear Sophie , As TARS member 79 I would love to buy a signed copy of your book . I had hoped to meet you at the TARS N. AGM last month but I was unable to attend . I hope to meet you at some future event . Cheers , Martin Robinson
I was so sorry to miss you at the TARS North Meeting.
Will you be at the TARS IAGM in Barnstaple?
If you can send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org
they will put you down for a copy that hopefully will be out in July.
I hope you are enjoying the blog posts.
Do let me have any questions about the film or locations.
I discovered a new secret today – and a little story about Mrs Ransome.
I’ll order a signed copy too from the classictvpress site as well.
I can hardly stop laughing at “deb-archery” in the photo caption!
I used to go up to London for Deb’s parties when I was working for Virginia McKenna. The debs were sweet, it was the mothers who could be arch.
Quite simply, this is one of my favourite books. Thank you, Sophie.