“So Much to Tell”*

*by Valerie Grove (2010)

(The publisher)”Penguin’s modernist offices were laid out on a campus with Japanese style courtyards, fountains and Oriental trees. That day it looked like a garden fete, with bunting, stalls and games. You could do face painting and draw round your friend on the ground, and play “Pot a Puffin”. The atmosphere was typical of Puffin events, with children flocking round their authors, among them Nina Bawden, Leon Garfield, Helen Nicoll, Joyce Lankester Brisley, Norman Hunter and Ursula Moray Williams; and at the centre, the magnetic figure of Kaye Webb.”

(This event took place on 5th August, 1978. Joyce Lankester Brisley died on 1st September 1978.)

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