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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:32 PM

Margaret Forster, dies aged 77.

 

Best known work would be Georgy Girl, which was filmed starring Lynn Redgrave. Also, the wife of Hunter Davies.


Bibliogryphon

Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:51 PM

K M Peyton talking chirpily about how many books she has written. I bet she only gave this interview when she found out she was a unique pick on the DDP.


themaninblack

Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:33 PM

Donald G. Payne, who, under the pseudonym James Vance Marshall, wrote  the novel Walkabout, is now 92 and hasn't been mentioned before on DL, so I just thought I'd throw his name into the mix.  The book was later turned into the film starring Jenny Agutter.  

Everyone knows about the film! ;)


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:17 PM

Donald G. Payne, who, under the pseudonym James Vance Marshall, wrote  the novel Walkabout, is now 92 and hasn't been mentioned before on DL, so I just thought I'd throw his name into the mix.  The book was later turned into the film starring Jenny Agutter.  


gcreptile

Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

Edmonde Charles-Roux, french resistance fighter, turned editor of Elle and Vogue, turned acclaimed author of "To Forget Palermo" has died at 95:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...-roux.html?_r=0


Sir Creep

Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:30 PM

Eminent french writer Michel Tournier dead at 91:
 
http://artdaily.com/...91#.Vp4nQCrhCUk
 
His best-known work was "The Erl King".


Well known for "Croa King" now
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gcreptile

Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:13 PM

Eminent french writer Michel Tournier dead at 91:

 

http://artdaily.com/...91#.Vp4nQCrhCUk

 

His best-known work was "The Erl King".


charon

Posted 15 January 2016 - 04:36 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-35323930

Robert Banks Stewart who wrote Bergerac, aged 84.

Bibliogryphon

Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:34 PM

 

Michael Bond is 90 today.

 

He seemed in fine fettle in that kids novels documentary shown at Christmas. Walks with a stick now, but still working and chatting away. Genuinely nice guy too.

 

There is a lady in Cambridgeshire who specializes in caring for sick Guinea Pigs one day she was handed The Olga de Polga - no pressure then.


msc

Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:26 PM

Michael Bond is 90 today.

 

He seemed in fine fettle in that kids novels documentary shown at Christmas. Walks with a stick now, but still working and chatting away. Genuinely nice guy too.


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