Another Antonia Forest obit

hannibal at hannibal at
Wed Dec 10 07:48:29 EST 2003

This one's by Julia Eccleshare in the Guardian and reveals Forest's real name (a closely-guarded secret till now, it seems). It's.... Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein.
Read more at,3604,1102784,00.html


> Message date : Dec 10 2003, 03:47 AM
> From : Melissa Proffitt 
> To : dwj at
> Copy to : 
> Subject : Re: review of Merlin Conspiracy
On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 12:06:50 -0800 (PST), Jon Noble wrote:
> >The Merlin Conspiracy (Collins) will please the hordes
> >of Diana Wynne Jones fans. For everyone else, expect
> >interdimensional travel, strong magic, memorable
> >characters and dynamic plotting crafted by a born
> >storyteller.
> That's a more positive accolade than I would have expected from a paragraph
> that began with "hordes of DWJ fans." :) Very cool.
> I have been tinkering with my book database, adding awards and nominations,
> and was surprised at how many DWJ titles had come up for the Mythopoeic
> award. Granted, I know very little about it, so I probably shouldn't have
> been surprised--and certainly the quality of her work is such that it
> deserves recognition--but I think it made me realize that I still expect to
> be in an elite minority when it comes to appreciating DWJ. As if nobody but
> us chickens here reads her stuff....
> Melissa Proffitt
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