Longwater Books is a small publishing house specialising in the reprint of timeless classic books.
We are proud to reissue Pamela Brown’s classic children’s theatre story, The Swish of the Curtain, along with all the other titles in her famous ‘Blue Door’ series.
These books, which follow the progress of a group of theatre-mad children from their first taste of the amateur stage to professional careers in the business, have won acclaim and admiration since their first publication in the 1940s. Among the fans of the series are many prominent names from the acting profession.
Of The Swish of the Curtain, Dame Eileen Atkins has said:
“An enchanting book. A must for any child who wants to become an actor.”
and Dame Maggie Smith:
“I wanted to act before I read this book, and afterwards there was no stopping me.”
Longwater Books reproduces these books in their original form, without abridgements or modern amendments.