Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

The Making of Swallows & Amazons

£75.00

Product description

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.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by the author. Uncommon book.
Author(s):
Neville, Sophie
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0956100090
ISBN-13:
9780956100092
Number of pages:
283
Publisher:
Classic TV Press

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

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.

Added value:
Signed by the author. Uncommon book.
Author(s):
Neville, Sophie
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0956100090
ISBN-13:
9780956100092
Number of pages:
283
Publisher:
Classic TV Press

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.70

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Lymington

Lymington is on the South coast, bordering on the New Forest National Park which was created as a Royal Forest in 1079 by William the Conqueror, and first recorded as 'Nova Foresta' in the Doomsday Book in 1086. Our Oxfam Shop at 73, The High Street is in a lovely Georgian building, the tallest in Lymington. The elegant Georgian buildings lining the wide main street were built mostly for merchants in the local salt trade. The famous Saturday market brings the town to life with its variety of stalls. The area is renowned for outdoor pursuits, including camping, sailing, windsurfing, and surfing, as well as forest walks and horse riding.

View Shop