John Rowe Townsend (1922-2014)

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John Rowe Townsend (1922-2014)

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Author of the original books of Noah's Castle (Southern 1980) and The Intruder (Granada 1972), and also of Gumble's Yard (read on Jackanory by Colin Welland in 1969). ... e-townsend

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Re: John Rowe Townsend (1922-2014)

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Noah's Castle, one of those children's classics. The Southern TV adaptation broadcast in 1980, and which has been available commercially, is also well worth a look, with Simon Gipps-Kent, Anita Ekblom, and one of the best performances I saw from Jack May, as the somewhat unwanted house guest. A story which will be relevant whenever there's an economic downturn.

RIP John Rowe Townsend

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