One more brief word about So much to tell, Valerie Grove's biography of Puffin Books editor Kaye Webb, which I very warmly recommend. It's an intimate portrait of a woman who was hugely influential in the world of children's literature and childhood reading in the 1960s and '70s, and an affectionate, admiring look at that golden age and the person who did more than anyone to shape it, someone who, as Kaye's friend and former employer John Grigg* said, "brought pleasure and inspiration to generations of young people lucky enough to be born in a book-friendly era, and opened worlds of adventure and creativity for them." I am one of those young people, as I'm sure are many of you.
So much to tell, so much to enjoy.
The picture is of some of my Postcards from Puffin.
To hear from Kaye Webb herself, listen to her Desert Island Discs.