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Uploaded at: Nov 10, 2011 03:50PM     Views: 95     flag
Uploaded by: Barbara

This photo was on the inside cover of my US Doubleday copy of Pargeters. Doesn't she look nice!

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message 1: by Sallie (new)

Sallie E - this is how she looked when we met her in the early 70's. This is the back of the house.

message 2: by Barbara (new)

Barbara How nice - could it even have been the actual occasion Sallie?

message 3: by Sallie (new)

Sallie No...unfortunately! We were so awestruck we didn't think to bring a camera. We even missed the opportunity to "see" more of the house when she asked Ann and me if we wanted to use the rest room. WHY didn't we say yes?? I think this pic was one she used on the back of a book jacket? Looks familiar.

message 4: by Barbara (last edited Oct 07, 2012 10:35PM) (new)

Barbara Goodness how you must kick yourself now , I would have been just the same ' Oh thank you no , we are fine thank you...." and so on and so forth.

Yes this picture is off the back of the old Doubleday hardback of Pargeters.

PS did you know Daphne Du Maurier was in love with Ellen Doubleday? Ellen was not so inclined and could only offer her friendship back. Unlike Gertrude Lawrence with who Du M had a long and torrid affair..

message 5: by Jodi (new)

Jodi Hailey I was all set to visit Norah back in the 80's, using Freddie Laker's cheap airline. I had written her and she had agreed to let me visit. I was over the moon. Before I could get there, Laker's airline went belly-up, and I didn't have the money to go on any other airline. I cried and told my husband, "She'll die before I get there." She did. I am the proud possessor of a letter and Christmas card from her. I treasure them hugely!

message 6: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Oh, oh Jodi.....but you still have the card and letter. Sigh.

message 7: by Jodi (new)

Jodi Hailey Yes, and I am very grateful. In her letter, she told me her doctor had limited her time at the typewriter, and I was so touched that she used some of that time to reply to the letter I had written her. The card and envelope my daughter, who is a custom framer, framed for me, and it is on the wall of my library. I believe I have all, or nearly all, of Norah's books, including those written under other pen names. Many are paperback, though, and getting brittle. From time to time I try to replace a particularly bad paperback with a hard-cover, but it is a slow process. I have read most of them multiple times. Always a good read, no matter how many times I have read them...they are like visiting old friends!

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