Signed by the author on the title page. As new. The story of the making of the classic children's film 'Swallows & Amazons', told by Sophie Neville, who played Titty. Sophie kept a diary while filming on location in the Lake District in 1973, and this book combines extracts from that diary with Sophie's reminiscences and photographs. 'Sometimes extraordinary things do happen to ordinary people. Little girls can find themselves becoming film stars overnight.' 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. Sophie never guessed that the film, the making of which is told here through the pages of her diary, would become an enduring worldwide success. 'The Making of Swallows & Amazons' 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. Sophie herself has also drawn several beautifully illustrated maps of the filming locations in the Lake District.