No Mondayitis today, just a short vale to a great author.
Margaret Mahy was a much loved New Zealand author, she died yesterday in Christchurch after a short illness at the age of 76. While I don’t recall reading any of her books I have had them in my hands and know her name quite well. They have a sculpture of her in the Twelve Local Heroes outside the Arts Centre in Christchurch. We were there last year during our visit to NZ and had I known one of them was her I would have tried harder to take a photo. The building and grounds were roped off due to damage from the earthquake, thank goodness the scupltures were all in good condition.