The Private Diaries of Alison Uttley

The Private Diaries of Alison Uttley

Author of Little Grey Rabbit and Sam Pig

Book - 2009
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* Private diaries of famous children's author, Alison Uttley * Author of Little Grey Rabbit and Sam Pig * Outspoken opinions on everything, including her near neighbour and nemesis, Enid Blyton * Beautifully written, captures an era and daily life in a village * Explores life after her husband's suicide and her close relationship with her son * Chance to see how her famous works evolved * Share her naïve excitement as she receives book deals and royalties * 40-years' worth of diaries, skilfully edited by leading expert * Original artwork from her books as well as personal photographs * 2009 is the 125th anniversary of Alison Uttley's birth Popular children's author, Alison Uttley (Little Grey Rabbit and Sam Pig) spent over 40 years writing diaries. Professor Denis Judd, who knew Alison and has previously written her biography, reveals a different side to the writer whose husband committed suicide and whose close relationship with her son is recorded in detail. But the magic of the author rings through on every page as she writes about her daily life in Berkshire, the red-lipped 'fisherwife' near neighbour (better known as Enid Blyton!) and her tempestuous relationship with her illustrators. She also writes endearingly about the changing seasons, reflecting much of her adult writing. These beautifully written diaries have been skilfully edited by Denis Judd, one of the Trustees of her Estate and a renowned biographer in his own right. Wonderfully written with a truly nostalgic look at days long gone, this is a must-read not just for fans of the Alison Uttley work but for anyone who enjoys good writing. AUTHOR: London-based Denis Judd travels the country giving lectures on, amongst other things, Alison Uttley. He is a Trustee of the Alison Uttley Estate. ILLUSTRATIONS 16 pages b/w plates
Publisher: Barnsley : Remember When, 2009
ISBN: 9781844680405
Branch Call Number: 921 Uttle
Description: 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Judd, Denis 1938-
Blythe, Ronald 1922-


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