‘I wanted to act before I read this book, and afterwards there was no stopping me’ – Maggie Smith
‘An enchanting book. A must for any child who wants to become an actor’ – Eileen Atkins
‘Pitch-perfect depictions of childhood’ – Guardian
‘Pure nostalgia’ – Red Magazine
Pushkin Children’s Books will be republishing all five titles in Pamela Brown’s delightful Blue Door series and to celebrate the publication date of the wonderful second book, Maddy Alone, we’re thrilled to share with you the first four covers!
Beloved by everyone from Maggie Smith to Jacqueline Wilson, this quintessentially British series follows the adventures of the seven young members of the Blue Door Theatre Company as they pave their way to stardom. Published when Pamela Brown was just sixteen, The Swish of the Curtain is a classic of children’s literature and has inspired generations of children to take to the stage.
You can buy The Swish of the Curtain and Maddy Alone and preorder Golden Pavements and Blue Door Venture through our online shop now. The fifth and final title, Maddy Again, will be reissued on 3rd January next year!