[DWJ] Ursula Jones and Garth Nix

Sally Odgers sally at sallyodgers.com
Mon Sep 22 08:33:28 EDT 2014


Garth Nix was my editor back in the 1990s... 

Sally Odgers

On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:22:40 +0100, Kylie Ding <kylie_ding at hotmail.com> wrote:
Trains to Cheltenham look really horrendous if you need to get back to 
Essex :(
>
> If you get there, please report back!
>
> Kylie
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dwj [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of Eleanor Joslin
> Sent: Monday, 22 September 2014 8:26 AM
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Ursula Jones and Garth Nix
>
> How interesting! (Looks up trains to Cheltenham)
>
> I heard Garth Nix read from Clariel at WFC last year. One of the highlights. 
>
> Eleanor
>
> > On 21 Sep 2014, at 19:08, Kylie Ding <kylie_ding at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > I have just discovered that Ursula Jones is appearing with Garth 
> Nix at the
> > Cheltenham Festival in the UK:
> > > > > "Calling all fantasy fans! Bestselling writer Garth Nix is over from
> > Australia to talk about his long-awaited prequel to the Old Kingdom series
> > Clariel which goes back 600 years before the birth of Sabriel. He joins
> > Ursula Jones who completed her sister Diana Wynne Jones' final book Islands
> > of Chaldea, for a fascinating discussion on beginnings and endings and what
> > makes a classic fantasy."
> > > > > I've heard Ursula speak a couple of times now, and she is 
> well worth seeing. 
> > Her talk at the recent conference was an absolute highlight - full of
> > interesting anecdotes about growing up with Diana.  She also speaks so
> > beautifully I'd pay to hear her read the telephone directory!
> > > > > I don't think I've ever heard Garth Nix speak, but I've asked 
> him to sign
> > books of mine and he's very approachable.  Parts of Lirael really reminded
> > me of DWJ's writing. 
> > > > > 
> http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/whats-on/2014/garth-nix-and-ur
> > sula-jones/
> > > > > Kylie
> > > (still planning on writing up the convention)
> > > (really)
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