Videos of most of the previous lectures can be found on this
site (there are links to the right of this post, or use the about the lectures menu above) Next year’s lecture will be given by Meg Rosoff on 10th September, 2015. See you there!
Frank Cottrell Boyce at the 2014 lecture
Frank Cottrell Boyce’s talk was great! Thoughtful and funny, and full of insights into literature and creativity. We will have a video up on this site very soon.
And we’ll tweet and email all our friends and followers the moment it’s up there.
And we’re fully booked! We’re all really looking forward to
hearing Frank’s talk.
Seats are still available for FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE’s Philippa Pearce Lecture on the 11th of September in Cambridge. Seats are free as always, but booking must be made
In case anyone missed our earlier announcements, booking
is now open for this year’s Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture is being given by Frank Cottrell Boyce. More information and a booking form can be found at the lecture website.
Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books is raising funds in order to buy Susan Einzig’s artwork for Tom’s Midnight Garden. A number of Einzig’s iconic illustrations for Tom’s Midnight Garden are being sold next month in a Susan Einzig Memorial Exhibition at the Piers Feetham Gallery in London. Seven Stories are rapidly trying to raise funds to purchase at least three drawings. The artwork is likely to attract a good deal of interest from private collectors, so a quick response is essential. The goal is to raise £5,000. All contributions, however large or small will make a difference. Philippa was a great supporter of Seven Stories, donating a copy of her typescript for the novel, and leaving a legacy in her will. Visit www.sevenstories.org.uk in order to find out more and to donate.
Just a quick announcement to remind people that this
years Philippa Pearce lecture will be given by Frank Cottrell Boyce. If you have been following the lecture series you will probably already know this. The date for the lecture is now confirmed: Thursday 11th September 2014 at 5pm. The lecture will take place, as always, at Homerton College, Cambridge. A the moment no title has been submitted for the lecture.
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In May this year Walker Books
published Amy’s Three Best Things, a charming picture book written by Philippa Pearce and illustrated by Helen Craig. There’s a very interesting post at Gillian McClure’s blog which goes into some detail about Helen’s illustration process, and her love of drawing horses in general.