Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Having written before about the seals on the beach, at Wells, I was delighted to find a book in our stock - Summer of the Seals by Geoffrey Morgan - all about Seals in East Anglia. It concerns a girl whose dog finds a seal pup stranded on the sands of the East Anglian Estuary, but then her pleasure is spoilt when she discovers that seals are wanted for their pelts. A story follows of a girl's fight to save the life of a young seal, and then to meet the wider challenge of the tragedies that follow a season's culling.
Saturday, 2 April 2011
We were sad to hear of the death of this writer of popular children's fantasy book author on March 26th 2011, aged 76, after her battle with cancer. Diana was a British Born author (1934) who wrote unconventional fantasy stories with modern settings that featured witches and mythological figures. She began with 'Wilkin's Tooth' published in the UK in 1973, and in the US, under the title Witches Business in 1974. In this she pitted a group of contemporary schoolchildren against a witch. She then progressed to writed around 40 or so books, and won several awards. She will be sorely missed by her many fans as well as her friends & family.