Interviews

Swallows and Amazons (1974): Interview with Sophie Neville and David Wood

The Lutterworth Press is pleased to bring you this interview with Sophie Neville, author of forthcoming The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974). At twelve, Sophie Neville was cast as Titty in the 1974 adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, which shot for seven weeks in the Lake District. Today Sophie is heavily involved… Continue reading Swallows and Amazons (1974): Interview with Sophie Neville and David Wood

Events

Swallows, Amazons and Coots: The Launch!

On Friday 23rd September, the Lutterworth team set sail for an Arthur Ransome adventure, featuring author Julian Lovelock, High Sheriff of Buckingham, Millie Soames and the original Titty Walker- best known as Sophie Neville- at the helm! We were delighted to have launched the hotly anticipated Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome… Continue reading Swallows, Amazons and Coots: The Launch!

Review

Review! ‘How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?’

How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg? And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt ISBN: 9780718893101 “…Avoiding any of those over-ingenious reinterpretation common among Sherlock Holmes fans, Butts and Hunt concentrate instead on odd facts and unusual queries… We need more books about children’s literature written with the same… Continue reading Review! ‘How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?’

Review

Review! ‘How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?’

How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg? And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt ISBN: 9780718893101 “… Hunt suggests either that the sacrifice of Bobbie’s character to the dramatic moment is justified – and/or that the emotional dynamics of the best seller mean that we willingly suspend our disbelief.… Continue reading Review! ‘How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?’

Review

Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg? And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt ISBN: 9780718893101 “…the longer I dwelt over each chapter the more I became fascinated and appreciative. For those interested in ‘Mysteries of Children’s Literature’ this slim paperback will give them the most enjoyable time.”… Continue reading Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

Review

Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg? And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature by  Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt ISBN: 9780718893101 “The authors have put together a series of short articles on various famous and one-time famous ‘children’s writers’ including Stevenson, Kipling, Lewis Carroll, Beatrix Potter et al. … an interesting, if short,… Continue reading Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

Review

Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose His Leg?

How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg? and Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature by Dennis Butts & Peter Hunt ISBN: 9780718893101 ‘Their knowledge is encyclopaedic, this volume being a testament to their learning and achievements. […] throughout the collection Butts and Hunt employ approaches to reading which set the texts within social and… Continue reading Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose His Leg?