Don't Forget !
The Malcolm Saville Society have published their wonderful new DVD of the two Saville films
- Treasure at the Mill and Trouble at Townsend with extra
filmed features and computer files relating to the author and the books.
A wonderful buy for 15 pounds ! Full details on the DVD page.
Mark O'Hanlon has produced a Malcolm Saville Newsletter Scrapbook
collecting all 24 of the author's newsletters to fans from the 1970s
and an assortment of other material on audio CDs. More detail is available on Mark's page in the Publishers section (via Index)
His contact details are also on the Links page.
Richard Griffiths has published a new edition of Treasure at the Mill,
in hardback, with all of Harry Pettit's illustrations.
It also has a few pages of notes on the film made for
the Children's Film Foundation, and some stills from the
film appear on the rear dustwrapper flap.
Another publication is the novel Little Light by Sam Young.
This is a modern adventure story set in Rye and Shropshire, inspired by the characters beloved of us all.
Richard's site is also linked from the Links page.
Welcome to the site
2001 was the Centenary year of the birth of this popular children's author, and
I thought that it would be fitting to produce a view of his work. It has taken more
than a year to come to 'publication'.
I am publishing it now (19th August 2002) because if I don't, I'll just wait and wait
until the next bit is finished and never go public ! There is still a lot to be done, many pieces are not written up, much of the detail is
sketchy and there are lots of pieces yet to be started. So, keep calling back.
I shan't add stuff daily, but hopefully, as the weeks roll by, there'll be something
new to appeal. [Click Extra! above for latest additions page !]
Below the title is a list of selections which will move you from page to page.
There are many photographs of the books, taken from my own collection, and from those of friends. In order
to quicken page loadings I have kept their file size small, but most are enlargeable
by clicking. (Use 'BACK' to return to the page)
There is an overview of the books and their editions in the Introduction
page in the Titles section.
Individual books are dealt with title by title, some information being minimal.
Forgive me for this, but with so many books and so many editions of many of them,
it will take a long time to add all the information I have, and that is not complete.
I shall be adding more information and illustrations from time to time.
To pass on information, or any other comments, please feel free to
Please note that any comments, opinions etc expressed are my own, and not those necessarily held by anyone else.
Finally please note that all photographs of books are from copies
in my collection (except where noted), other photographs are mine except where otherwise credited
and that the copyright
for the illustrations remains with the publishers/artists mentioned.
Text copyright is mine. Please respect this, and reproduce none without permission from the copyright holder(s).
Illustrations copyright the respective Publishers
Text copyright John Allsup
Created April 2001
First Published 19th August 2002
this page last updated 22nd July 2017
(see 'Extra !' for latest additions to site)