Saturday, 9 January 2010

The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela Brown

The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela Brown is another fabulous book!

The book is about seven children who find an unused church and use it to make their own theatre. They all have skills in performing arts: Vicky is a fantastic dancer, Bulldog can make any audience laugh, Nigel a good actor and also good at art, Sandra who designs the costumes, Maddy who can cry convincingly, Lynette who is the best actress between all of them and Jeremy who writes all the music for their plays.

The children start putting on plays for audiences whenever they can and by the end of two years everyone realises how brilliant actors and actresses they are. From the help of Mr and Mrs Bell and the kind Bishop they find excuses to put on more shows.

This is a fantastic novel every second of it made me want to be an actress myself and put on a show. The book is set in about the 1940's so things are a bit different from now. But again this book left me amazed about how great it was.

The author was only fourteen when she wrote this and it really inspires me to write my own story! I would give this book a 10 out of 10.

I would say that anyone 10 plus can read it and likes drama related things will enjoy this!



  1. I remember when I was your age they made a children's BBC production out of this book. I wish I had read it, but perhaps I should njow recommend it to my own little girls!

  2. Hiya Dot it's parsy, this book sounds great and your blog is FAB! Where did you get 'The Swish Curtain' from? It sounds like something I would love and you know why!

  3. My daughters read Pamela Brown and I remember reading Noel Streatfield when I was young. Have you read any Louisa M. Alcott (Little Women etc) or the Dimsie books by Dorita Fairlie Bruce? You lucky girl, there are thousands of books out there waiting for you to read them!
    Have you ever thought of writing a diary? I have written in my diary every night for nearly 60 years- how about that....!

  4. Go for it then Dottie, get that book written!