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Source: Source: Trouble at Townsend (1945)

During his forty-year career, from 1937 until 1978, Malcolm SavilleLeonard Malcolm Saville (21 February 1901 – 30 June 1982) was an English author best known for the Lone Pine series of children’s books, published between 1943 and 1978. produced more than ninety books,[1] eighty-five of them for children.[2] He is best known today for his Lone Pine series of children’s books, published between 1943 and 1978.[2]

Works are listed in order of their date of first publication in the lists shown below.

Lone Pine series

  • Mystery at Witchend (1943)
  • Seven White Gates (1944)
  • The Gay Dolphin Adventure (1945)
  • The Secret of Grey Walls (1947)
  • Lone Pine Five (1949)
  • The Elusive Grasshopper (1951)
  • The Neglected Mountain (1953)
  • Saucers Over The Moor (1955)
  • Wings Over Witchend (1956)
  • Lone Pine London (1957)
  • The Secret of the Gorge (1958)
  • Mystery Mine (1959)
  • Sea Witch Comes Home (1960)
  • Not Scarlet But Gold (1962)
  • Treasure at Amorys (1964)
  • Man With Three Fingers (1966)
  • Rye Royal (1969)
  • Strangers at Witchend (1970)
  • Where’s My Girl? (1972)
  • Home To Witchend (1978)

Buckingham series

  • The Master of Maryknoll (1950)
  • The Buckinghams at Ravenswyke (1952)
  • The Long Passage (1954)
  • A Palace for the Buckinghams (1963)
  • The Secret of the Villa Rosa (1971)
  • Diamond in the Sky (1974)

Jillies series

  • Redshank’s Warning (1948)
  • Two Fair Plaits (1948); reprinted as Secret in the Mist in 1952, but reverted to its original title for subsequent editions.
  • Strangers at Snowfell (1949)
  • The Sign of the Alpine Rose (1950)
  • The Luck of Sallowby (1952)
  • The Ambermere Treasure (1953)

Nettleford series

  • All Summer Through (1951)
  • Christmas at Nettleford (1953)
  • Spring Comes To Nettleford (1954)
  • The Secret of Buzzard Scar (1955)

Marston Baines series

  • Three Towers in Tuscany (1963)
  • The Purple Valley (1964)
  • Dark Danger (1965)
  • White Fire (1966)
  • Power of Three (1968)
  • The Dagger and the Flame (1970)
  • Marston – Master Spy (1978)

Susan and Bill series

  • Susan, Bill and the Wolf Dog (1954)
  • Susan, Bill and the Ivy-Clad Oak (1954)
  • Susan, Bill and the Vanishing Boy (1955)
  • Susan, Bill and the Golden Clock (1955)
  • Susan, Bill and the ‘Saucy Kate’ (1956)
  • Susan, Bill and the Dark Stranger (1956)
  • Susan, Bill and the Bright Star Circus (1960)
  • Susan, Bill and the Pirates Bold (1961)

Michael and Mary series

  • Trouble at Townsend (1945) – when it was first published, this book was filmed by the Rank Organisation starring a young Petula Clark.
  • The Riddle of the Painted Box (1947)
  • The Flying Fish Adventure (1950)
  • The Secret of the Hidden Pool (1953)
  • Where The Bus Stopped (1955) – actually a short story which was published as a book in its own right, although it also appeared in anthologies.
  • Young Johnnie Bimbo (1956)
  • The Fourth Key (1957)

Brown Family series

  • Four And Twenty Blackbirds (1959) – retitled The Secret of Galleybird Pit in editions published after 1967.
  • Good Dog Dandy (1971)
  • The Roman Treasure Mystery (1973)

Other fiction books

  • Treasure at the Mill (1957)
  • The Thin Grey Man (1966)

Travel books

  • Come to London (1967)
  • Come to Devon (1969)
  • Come to Cornwall (1969)
  • Come to Somerset (1970)
  • Portrait of Rye (1976)
  • The Silent Hills of Shropshire (1998)

Nature and countryside books

  • Country Scrapbook for Boys and Girls (1944)
  • Open Air Scrapbook for Boys and Girls (1945)
  • Seaside Scrapbook for Boys and Girls (1946)
  • Jane’s Country Year (1946)
  • Small Creatures (1959)
  • Malcolm Saville’s Country Book (1961) – an updated revision and expansion of the Country Scrapbook and Open Air Scrapbook.
  • Malcolm Saville’s Seaside Book (1962) – a similar updated revision and expansion of the Seaside Scrapbook.
  • See How It Grows (1971)
  • Eat What You Grow (1975)
  • The Countryside Quiz (1978)
  • The Wonder Why Book of Exploring a Wood (1978)
  • The Wonder Why Book of Exploring the Seashore (1979)
  • The Wonder Why Book of Wild Flowers Through the Year (1980)
  • The Seashore Quiz (1981)

Religious books

  • King of Kings (1958)
  • Strange Story (1967)

Other non-fiction

  • The Coronation Gift Book for Boys and Girls (1952) – Although written for children to enable them to understand the process of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, the book was informative enough for it to be read by adults as well.
  • The Story of Winchelsea Church (1978)

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Bibliography


Bigger, S. F. (2014). Saville, (Leonard) Malcolm (1901–1982). In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/58999
Poynter, E. (2018). You Girls Stay Here: Gender Roles in Popular British Children’s Adventure Fiction, 1930–70. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.