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#1 Twelvetrees

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:55 AM

I understand that the childrens' author Diana Wynne Jones has ceased receiving treatment for lung cancer. Reaching 2011 may be a bonus for her.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:54 PM

I understand that the childrens' author [url="http://"%20<a%20href="http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/""%20target="_blank">http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/"</a>"]Diana Wynne Jones[/url] has ceased receiving treatment for lung cancer. Reaching 2011 may be a bonus for her.


More confirmation on that from her mailing list.

This chemotherapy has had no apparent effect on the cancers, and has not prevented more from occuring.

The senior person in Bristol [Royal Infirmary] has opined that this means she has months rather than years of life left to her. Diana is determined that she can prove this opinion wrong.


Doesn't sound very good, although she does hope to finish two books, so she may last a while yet.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:31 PM

The Diana Wynne Jones thread

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

The Diana Wynne Jones thread


Surely Dora Saint (aka Miss Read who writes rather twee but very popular nostalgia books about rural schooldays) should be on the 2011 list as she is 98 this year.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 11:42 PM

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Surely Dora Saint (aka Miss Read who writes rather twee but very popular nostalgia books about rural schooldays) should be on the 2011 list as she is 98 this year.

Agreed - the Saint appears to be queuing for her final book signing. And the Thrush Green series deserves some recognition - apart from appearing in every charity shop bookshelf. However Miss Jones looks fairly poorly having given up the chemo - which seems to make people feel even less chipper.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:33 AM

News of her death is currently trending on Twitter. Died in her sleep last night apparently. The news seems to have come from Neil Gaiman.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:51 AM

Yeah, this is blowing up. Presumably the Beeb/Graun will already have had her obit written up so I doubt we'll have to wait long for the official word.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:03 AM

Never heard of her. I just looked her up in Wikipedia a moment ago and I had vaguely heard of Howl's Moving Castle but she is definitely not a big name down here in the Antipodes. Well, at least the most boring candidate of the year is out of the way.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:11 AM

Never heard of her. I just looked her up in Wikipedia a moment ago and I had vaguely heard of Howl's Moving Castle but she is definitely not a big name down here in the Antipodes. Well, at least the most boring candidate of the year is out of the way.


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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:03 PM

Never heard of her. I just looked her up in Wikipedia a moment ago and I had vaguely heard of Howl's Moving Castle but she is definitely not a big name down here in the Antipodes. Well, at least the most boring candidate of the year is out of the way.


stfu and go jack off over more reports of Catholic child abuse.



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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:57 PM

Lots of blogsites reporting her death and an obit in Spanish so far.
Shouldn't be too long before one of the broadsheets pick up on the news

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

Never heard of her. I just looked her up in Wikipedia a moment ago and I had vaguely heard of Howl's Moving Castle but she is definitely not a big name down here in the Antipodes. Well, at least the most boring candidate of the year is out of the way.


Ah come on.
I'm sure some Cardinal may have read a choirboy one of her stories at bedtime...before slipping his hand under the covers.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:20 PM

Has there been a UK obit yet?
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:27 PM

Just thinking...I hope she didn't send back her census return early...

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

So this is the m o st successful month for deathlist since july 2009 with 3 hits and still 5 days to go.One notes that 3 of the 4 have been first timers too

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:34 PM

PS my condolences go out to Dianas family and friends , of course...

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:37 PM

I suppose this is an obit
This is true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

I suppose this is an obit


Hmmm, not sure I've seen an obituary before that starts with the words "has person x died? Is this just a rumour?"

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

Fuck it - she was my DDP sub. I'm never going to beat my personal best of 98th at this rate.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:16 PM

examiner.com obit

It's always funny until someone gets hurt, and then it's hilarious.

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