OUP have issued a special 50th Anniversary Limited Edition of Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce, who died in 2006.
The Inaugural Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture was held on Thursday 11th September at Homerton College, Cambridge.
The actor Samuel West read from Philippa's books, and the speakers were Victor Watson, David Wood and Julia Eccleshare. Next year's speaker will be Michael Rosen (the Children's Laureate) and the lecture held on Thursday 10th September 2009, again at Homerton College.
Photos and captions courtesy of Mary Nathan:
From Left to Right
The actor Samuel West (who read from Philippa Pearce's books at the Inaugural Philippa
Pearce Memorial Lecture), Philippa's daughter Sally Christie and her son Nat, Morag
Styles (Chair of the Steering Committee), Ben Norland (Steering Committee and
Philippa's son-in-law), and Helen Craig (who illustrated�A Finder's Magic,
the book Philippa wrote for Nat and his brother Will, and who is their grandmother too).
From Left to Right:
Standing: Helen Taylor (Literature Development Officer for Cambridgeshire), Ben Norland (Philippa's �son-in-law), Liz Cross (Oxford University Press), Julia Eccleshare (speaker at the lecture, Children's Book Editor of the Guardian), Margaret Meek (writer), Victor Watson (speaker at the lecture, trustee Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books), John Rowe Townsend (author), Laura Cecil (Philippa's literary agent), Morag Styles (Chair of the Committee, Reader in Children's Literature, Cambridge University), Sally Christie (Philippa's daughter)
Kneeling: Nat Norland (Philippa's grandson), Nicky Potter (freelance publicist), Gillian McClure (author), Jill Paton Walsh (author), Mary Nathan (freelance editor)
From Left to Right
Victor Watson (trustee Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books), Julia Eccleshare (Children's Book Editor of the Guardian) and David Wood (dramatist)