A Little Bit of Film History

From Sophie Neville

When I first posted an extract from ‘The Secrets of filming Swallows and Amazons’ on a literary website, someone wrote a review assuming it to be a novel. They must have thought that I was some poor creature who had imagined the whole thing as the reviewer considered the plot too far-fetched and fantastical.

Poor Titty! No one ever believed her. Fortunately quite a bit of documentary evidence exists to support the fact that a certain feature film was made in the Lake District in 1973. It is true story.  I do wish I’d kept a copy of the book review though…

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