Blockbusting fantasy The Secret of Moonacre has more than a trifling connection to the D+CFilm environs.
Not only was the book written by South Devon’s Elizabeth Goudge, who lived in Marldon, but it was also based on the town, drawing upon real-life locations for the settings of the story.
Add to this that the producer Simon Crowe went to Torquay Boys’ Grammar, then you may as well call it a South Devon film.
Goudge, who won a Carnegie medal for her children’s writing, also bagged a (possibly) slightly more prestigious awards when Joanna Rowling said The Secret of Moonacre book was one of her favourites.
The story’s Moonacre Manor is based on Compton Castle, and the area of Moonacre refers to the whole valley where it sits in South Devon.
To find out more about life of Elizabeth Goudge scurry along to the Marldon History group site.
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