Born in hastings, Sussex, 1901, Leonard Malcom Saville has published some 87 books for children alongside a full-time career in publishing.
His most famous are the Lone Pine series of 20 books (plus a short story), 1943-78, starting with Mystery at Witchend in which children form a secret club. All stories are set in real places which Saville encouraged readers to visit ? Shropshire and Sussex being particularly favoured, but also Dartmoor, Southwold, Yorkshire and London.
Malcolm Saville also wrote non-fiction, generally on country themes (such as Country Scrapbook, Open-Air Scrapbook, and Seaside Scrapbook of the 1940s, encouraging post-war outdoor pursuits and holidays.
Malcolm Saville produced around 90 titles in his writing career between 1943 and 1982, as well as numerous short stories and magazine articles. Seven of his books were serialized by the BBC on Children's Hour and two, Treasure At The Mill and Trouble At Townsend, were made into films. Saville was a confirmed Christian and had strong moral beliefs.
Malcolm Saville died in 1982.
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