Peter Dickinson the author of around 60 books, has died at the age of 88. He is a children’s book author, fantasist and mystery writer.
I read The Changes years ago, and then later on read Eva, AK and Tulku, before discovering some of his adult mysteries. He has such a fluent imagination. HE’s one of those writers who keeps working year after year, and none of the books I have read have not been worth reading.
My friend, Jessica Sage, who welcomed me into the Department of English Literature graduate programme at Reading, has published an good article on the new cover for C&tCF. Not only does the cover, seem to be for the wrong book Valley of the Dolls and Lolita were both guesses, but it just out creeps the adult Dahl stories, let alone his kids ones.
Last night I was reading a friend’s blog, planning to write a 100 word review of her 100 words reviews, and then this morning, I working at the counter in the shop, and in walks Allison herself. her blog is well worth checking out, and like all her friends, I am waiting with baited breath for her next book. Check out The Beautiful Stuff
“Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?”