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Literary Reputations [Dec. 27th, 2015|10:44 am]
Tony Grist
This morning's Guardian carries an almost entirely laudatory article about Kipling- and the comments on it are almost entirely laudatory too- so perhaps the tide has turned. I notice that several of the admiring comments come from India and Pakistan- which does my heart good...

Channel 4 did a run down of the nation's 50 favourite children's books last night (but who gets to vote? no-one approached me) and it was cheering for a fogey like me to see the long-established classics holding their places; Ruddy was in there with The Just So Stories, Kenneth Grahame and E Nesbit came near the top- and Rowling and Dahl were beaten to first place by A A Milne.

[User Picture]From: sovay
2015-12-27 07:43 pm (UTC)
an almost entirely laudatory article about Kipling

I was glad to see Peter Bellamy get a shout-out for his settings.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-27 09:03 pm (UTC)

I saw Bellamy do his Kipling show back in the 80s. One of the highlights of my life
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2015-12-27 09:49 pm (UTC)
Have just watched the latter on catchup with my mum. Lucky, lucky David Walliams to talk to all those people, and get an original drawing from Judith Kerr!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-28 12:53 pm (UTC)
Nice to be reminded of all those books- and have extracts read by Julie Waters and Martin Freeman.
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