[DWJ] New to the list

Marjorie Taylor marjorie_taylor at hotmail.com
Tue May 10 14:40:22 EDT 2011


I too would like to hear of the progress of the archive !
(also, Hello)

Marjorie

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> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 12:56:22 +0100
> From: Hannah Green <hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
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> Hello,
> 
> I'm new to the list (hope this posting works!), and just wanted to introduce myself, not only as a longtime fan of Diana's books but also as the archivist at Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle.  List members may be aware that Seven Stories acquired Diana's extensive archive last year, only a few months before she died, and I was privileged to meet her when we collected the archive from her home in Bristol.
> 
> I am now about to start the process of cataloguing Diana's archive, and wondered if list members might like to be kept informed of progress as I work?  As I say, it's an extensive archive, including some juvenilia, material relating to over 30 of her published titles, and a significant quantity of material for unpublished works, so the process of cataloguing will take quite some time.  I am more than happy to share interesting discoveries as and when I make them with the list, if that is something members would be interested in.
> 
> The collection will, of course, be available to the public once cataloguing has been completed, and we welcome anyone who wants to come and explore for themselves!
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Hannah
> 
> Hannah Green
> Archivist
> Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
> Design Works, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE10 0JP
> Tel. 01914952707
> E-mail: hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk<mailto:hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 12:59:08 +0100
> From: Deirdre Baker <df.baker at utoronto.ca>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
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> Yes, absolutely. Sounds delicious.
> Deirdre
> On 2011-05-10, at 12:56 PM, Hannah Green wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm new to the list (hope this posting works!), and just wanted to introduce myself, not only as a longtime fan of Diana's books but also as the archivist at Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle.  List members may be aware that Seven Stories acquired Diana's extensive archive last year, only a few months before she died, and I was privileged to meet her when we collected the archive from her home in Bristol.
> > 
> > I am now about to start the process of cataloguing Diana's archive, and wondered if list members might like to be kept informed of progress as I work?  As I say, it's an extensive archive, including some juvenilia, material relating to over 30 of her published titles, and a significant quantity of material for unpublished works, so the process of cataloguing will take quite some time.  I am more than happy to share interesting discoveries as and when I make them with the list, if that is something members would be interested in.
> > 
> > The collection will, of course, be available to the public once cataloguing has been completed, and we welcome anyone who wants to come and explore for themselves!
> > 
> > Best wishes,
> > 
> > Hannah
> > 
> > Hannah Green
> > Archivist
> > Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
> > Design Works, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE10 0JP
> > Tel. 01914952707
> > E-mail: hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk<mailto:hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
> > 
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> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 22:17:49 +1000
> From: Judith Ridge <judith.ridge at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
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> On 10 May 2011 21:56, Hannah Green <hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm new to the list (hope this posting works!), and just wanted to
> > introduce myself, not only as a longtime fan of Diana's books but also as
> > the archivist at Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books in
> > Newcastle.  List members may be aware that Seven Stories acquired Diana's
> > extensive archive last year, only a few months before she died, and I was
> > privileged to meet her when we collected the archive from her home in
> > Bristol.
> >
> > I am now about to start the process of cataloguing Diana's archive, and
> > wondered if list members might like to be kept informed of progress as I
> > work?  As I say, it's an extensive archive, including some juvenilia,
> > material relating to over 30 of her published titles, and a significant
> > quantity of material for unpublished works, so the process of cataloguing
> > will take quite some time.  I am more than happy to share interesting
> > discoveries as and when I make them with the list, if that is something
> > members would be interested in.
> >
> > The collection will, of course, be available to the public once cataloguing
> > has been completed, and we welcome anyone who wants to come and explore for
> > themselves!
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Hannah
> >
> >
> 
> I'm sure I won't be the only person who would be delighted to hear about the
> cataloguing of Diana's archive. Welcome, Hannah.
> 
> Judith
> 
> -- 
> Judith Ridge
> Western Sydney Young People's Literature Officer
> 
> Arts and Cultural Development
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> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 22:42:02 +1000
> From: " Sally Odgers " <sally at sallyodgers.com>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
> To: "dwj at suberic.net" <dwj at suberic.net>,	Hannah Green
> 	<hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
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> Yes please, Hannah! (I'm Sally O from Tasmania. I seem to have been on 
> this list forever, though I'm not all that vocal.)
> 
> Sally Odgers
> 
> 
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> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 09:54:28 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
> From: deborah.dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
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> On Tue, 10 May 2011, Hannah Green wrote:
> > I am now about to start the process of cataloguing Diana's archive, and wondered if list members might like to be kept informed of progress as I work?
> 
> Hannah, as an archivist, I am double thrilled to hear about this.  Will you be digitizing any of the materials?
> 
> -deborah
> 
> 
> 
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> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 15:26:48 +0100
> From: Hannah Green <hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
> To: 'Diana Wynne Jones discussion' <dwj at suberic.net>
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> 
> We would certainly hope to do some digitisation and make images available via our website, once the collection has been catalogued.  I'll certainly keep the list informed as and when images of material become available.
> 
> 
> 
> I've just been reading a few exercise books which Diana kept as a child.  Two of these, both inscribed on the front cover 'Private Literary Convulsions', contain essays and other compositions written when she was 14 and 15 years old.  She does appear to have been frighteningly clever (certainly a lot cleverer than I was at 14!), and engaged in musings somewhat beyond her years - a brief play, entitled 'Two Shades of Grey', features 'Jo' and 'Loo' (nicknames, in transpires, for Jehovah and Lucifer), debating whether or not to wipe out the human race, given the mess they've made of everything, and start all over again!
> 
> 
> 
> There's also an essay entitled 'Juvenile difficulties', written aged 15, which begins: "I want to be a writer, and to all intents and purposes I am; yet I sometimes feel beset by quite as many difficulties as the courageous souls who rant round the pages of any history book.  My difficulties are, in the main, absurdly trivial but unfortunately persistent in their reality."
> 
> 
> 
> Her humour, intelligence and insight, and her fluid, easy style are all abundantly evident.  And it all makes for a very entertaining afternoon's reading!
> 
> 
> Hannah Green
> Archivist
> Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
> Design Works, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE10 0JP
> Tel. 01914952707
> E-mail: hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk<mailto:hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: 10 May 2011 14:54
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 10 May 2011, Hannah Green wrote:
> 
> > I am now about to start the process of cataloguing Diana's archive, and wondered if list members might like to be kept informed of progress as I work?
> 
> 
> 
> Hannah, as an archivist, I am double thrilled to hear about this.  Will you be digitizing any of the materials?
> 
> 
> 
> -deborah
> 
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> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 22:39:16 +0800
> From: Anita Graham <anita at joli.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
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> 
> On 10/05/11 10:26 PM, "Hannah Green" <hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Her humour, intelligence and insight, and her fluid, easy style are all
> > abundantly evident.  And it all makes for a very entertaining afternoon's
> > reading!
> > 
> 
> Lucky, lucky you!
> (and probably brilliant and hardworking you as well)
> 
> -- Anita Graham
> anita at joli.com.au
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> Message: 8
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 10:39:35 -0400
> From: Ellen Willcox <eawil3 at email.wm.edu>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
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> Wow!  Thanks for doing this, Hannah.  And welcome to the list!
> 
> - Nic
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Hannah Green <
> hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> > We would certainly hope to do some digitisation and make images available
> > via our website, once the collection has been catalogued.  I'll certainly
> > keep the list informed as and when images of material become available.
> >
> >
> >
> > I've just been reading a few exercise books which Diana kept as a child.
> >  Two of these, both inscribed on the front cover 'Private Literary
> > Convulsions', contain essays and other compositions written when she was 14
> > and 15 years old.  She does appear to have been frighteningly clever
> > (certainly a lot cleverer than I was at 14!), and engaged in musings
> > somewhat beyond her years - a brief play, entitled 'Two Shades of Grey',
> > features 'Jo' and 'Loo' (nicknames, in transpires, for Jehovah and Lucifer),
> > debating whether or not to wipe out the human race, given the mess they've
> > made of everything, and start all over again!
> >
> >
> >
> > There's also an essay entitled 'Juvenile difficulties', written aged 15,
> > which begins: "I want to be a writer, and to all intents and purposes I am;
> > yet I sometimes feel beset by quite as many difficulties as the courageous
> > souls who rant round the pages of any history book.  My difficulties are, in
> > the main, absurdly trivial but unfortunately persistent in their reality."
> >
> >
> >
> > Her humour, intelligence and insight, and her fluid, easy style are all
> > abundantly evident.  And it all makes for a very entertaining afternoon's
> > reading!
> >
> >
> > Hannah Green
> > Archivist
> > Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
> > Design Works, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE10 0JP
> > Tel. 01914952707
> > E-mail: hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk<mailto:
> > hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk>
> >
> > Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk<http://www.sevenstories.org.uk/>
> > Facebook: Find us on Facebook by searching Seven Stories, The Centre for
> > Children's Books
> > Twitter: Follow us at www.twitter.com/7stories<
> > http://www.twitter.com/7stories>
> >
> > Think before you print to save energy and paper. Do you really need to
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> > -----Original Message-----
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> > Of deborah.dwj at suberic.net
> > Sent: 10 May 2011 14:54
> > To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> > Subject: Re: [DWJ] New to the list...
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 10 May 2011, Hannah Green wrote:
> >
> > > I am now about to start the process of cataloguing Diana's archive, and
> > wondered if list members might like to be kept informed of progress as I
> > work?
> >
> >
> >
> > Hannah, as an archivist, I am double thrilled to hear about this.  Will you
> > be digitizing any of the materials?
> >
> >
> >
> > -deborah
> >
> >
> >
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