Booking is now open!

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.

Please help Seven Stories save Tom’s Midnight Garden

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 in order to find out more and to donate.


Frank Cottrell Boyce: The 2014 Lecture

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.

Booking now open for the 2013 lecture

You can reserve a place by visiting the booking page at this site. It is possible to request between 1-3 places for the lecture on a single email address. Please note, the booking form has a field for a contact phone number, but is not necessary to fill this in.

You will receive a confirmation email when you make the booking, and we will contact you closer to the date with an electronic ticket.

These lectures are funded entirely by donations. If you would like to make a donation, please get in touch with us by using the contact form on this site.

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