Ransome was a major inspiration for Malcolm Saville. Like Saville, his children's classics were also set in 'real-life' locations.
One of Saville's contemporaries, Enid Blyton was a prolific writer of children's books with over 600 titles to her credit. This site brings you lashings of Blyton information including details of the Enid Blyton Society.
Best known for Gone to Earth, many of Mary Webb's books were set in South Shropshire. Like Arthur Ransome, Mary Webb was clearly an influence on Saville, inspiring him to explore the Stiperstones area and reflect on its grim moods in his books.
This site is devoted to the life and works of Elinor M. Brent-Dyer and includes plenty of information for fans of the Chalet School series and her other works.
Another society and web site devoted to the life and works of Elinor M. Brent-Dyer.
Discover more about this popular children's author who was a contemporary of Malcolm Saville and whose stories featured Rye Harbour.
More information about Monica Edwards on this web site. There is now a society dedicated to this author.
The Malcolm Saville Society is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies.
The Federation promotes interest in books and reading. It liaises with schools, publishers and libraries and provides a meeting point for parents and professionals.