The Swish of the Curtain (Blue Door, #1)

The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book is an absolute fairy-tale and one I am surprised I haven’t already read as a child. Neither the story nor the character development is particularly complex, but those things are unimportant here as it is such a beautifully told tale.

“The Swish of the Curtain” is the story of seven children who form The ‘Blue Door Theatre Company’, renovating a disused chapel and putting on plays. Despite opposition from parents and friends, they finally overcome all obstacles and win a drama competition. It is a heart-warming and magical tale of triumph over adversity.

Originally published in 1941, reading “The Swish of the Curtain” felt like reading something from a bygone world. The book is special as it is simply about growing up with no sense of time or awareness and it is about things being what you want them to be.

Now that I have discovered this book, I think it will be one that I will be reading again.

{Thank you to Edelweiss and Pushkin Press for the free copy of this book and for giving me the opportunity to provide an honest review.}



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