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Arthur Ransome

Ransome was a major inspiration for Malcolm Saville. Like Saville, his children's classics were also set in 'real-life' locations.

Enid Blyton

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.

Mary Webb

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.

Friends of the Chalet School

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.

The New Chalet Club

Another society and web site devoted to the life and works of Elinor M. Brent-Dyer.

Monica Edwards

Discover more about this popular children's author who was a contemporary of Malcolm Saville and whose stories featured Rye Harbour.

Monica Edwards Appreciation Society

More information about Monica Edwards on this web site. There is now a society dedicated to this author.

Alliance of Literary Societies

The Malcolm Saville Society is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies.

The Federation of Children's Book Groups

The Federation promotes interest in books and reading. It liaises with schools, publishers and libraries and provides a meeting point for parents and professionals.