Guess what I found!
meredith at leemac.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Jul 26 18:05:35 EDT 2005
I'd love a copy to scan for my website
The Diana Wynne Jones fansite - http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk
> From: "Anna Zofia Skarzynska" <ania at gnomic.freeserve.co.uk>
> Reply-To: dwj at suberic.net
> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:40:32 +0100
> To: <dwj at suberic.net>
> Subject: Guess what I found!
> Hello everyone,
> As some of you may recall, I am an archivist. I just started a 6 month part
> time cataloguing project at the local record office and I am cataloguing the
> Alun Edwards collection. Edwards was the county librarian for a few decades
> and had his fingers in many pies- he was a very important figure in the
> world of Welsh librarianship, and one of his many initiatives was the
> establishment of reading services for children. Tied to that were the annual
> Tir na n-Og awards for best books for children, either in Welsh or in
> English but set in/connected with Wales. Susan Cooper won twice with Grey
> King and Silver on the Tree.
> Anyway, I presume that it was in connection with these awards that there
> were a couple of items in the collection connected with dwj (she was in a
> list of recommended authors on another bit of paper in Edwards' archive).
> And these items were:
> 1. A 'Diana Wynne Jones says of herself' publicity leaflet thingy- 2 pp. of
> typescript, with list of her works up to 1985 and awards won to date, sent
> by Macmillan
> 2. A photocopied article from an unidentified magazine of unknown date,
> entitled Far Out Fantasy- all about dwj and illustrated with Penguin cover
> of Dogsbody, a picture from The Four Grannies, and a very old (though it
> probably wasn't then) pic of Herself. Unfortunately, about half of one of
> the columns in the article is missing (article is 2 pp. of A4 with 3 columns
> per page). It mentions 'her latest book The Time of the Ghost', which came
> out in 1981, so that's the approximate date.
> Now i cannot type very well, so I'm not prepared to copy all this, but i did
> make photocopies which I can scan in highish res and email to those of you
> with a fast internet connection. Maybe then someone can either type it out
> faster than I could, or run it through an OCR programme and make it
> available to everyone. So, who'd like a scan?
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