Comments from Cumbria and beyond



It is always great to receive feedback from readers, especially when they are familiar with the locations described in a book. Comments on ‘The Making of Swallows & Amazons (1974)’ keep coming in:

‘We loved the diary extracts.’ Angel Inn, Bowness

‘Wonderful, wonderful book!!!’ Rachel Tyrell, Lincolnshire

‘Thrilled with the book….We looked at all the photos in your book at bedtime and Eleanor was transfixed – we are loving it already. We talk a great deal about the houseboat feast’ – Miranda Gore Browne, author

Aldebrugh Bookshop

‘Beautifully written book that really seems to capture the time and place. Made me want to re-watch the film and re-read all the books immediately.’ Jago Silver, book illustrator

‘I loved reading your book on the making of the film too – just lent it to a friend who is a big fan.’ Clare Mitchell on Twitter. ‘I have the paperback – ebook sounds gr8. Love the memories of a 70s childhood as well as the S&A background.’

Letter re The Making of Swallows and Amazons

To read more reviews of ‘The Making of Swallows & Amazons’ please see the Amazon UK page here.

Please add one if you have enjoyed the book.

'The Making of Swallows & Amazons' for sale after a cinema viewing

Author: Sophie Neville

Writer and charity fundraiser

9 thoughts on “Comments from Cumbria and beyond”

  1. I enjoyed the book immensely. It gives a great insight into how a film is actually made, and it is written in a very entertaining way; thank you, Sophie.

      1. I have read the paperback but am only half-way through the e-book. I love them both. I usually prefer a ‘proper’ book but the behind-the-scenes footage in the e-book are a treasure.

          1. They do. I love giving them and I have received some beautiful volumes from people over the years.

              1. I’m glad you say that. I do have a lot and I am gradually cataloguing them; it is taking a long time! I’m not sure my late wife would necessarily have completely agreed with your sentiment! It’s nice to have an ally!

    1. I like that. I wish i’d have thought of that when I had, albeit mild, really, opposition to increasing my library!

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