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So Much To Tell
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  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780670918850
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

So Much To Tell


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Kaye Webb, a journalist with no publishing experience, burst into the world of children's books in 1961 and changed the face of children's publishing forever. Her child-like enthusiasm and shrewd business mind led her to become Puffin's most successful editor and the genius behind the Puffin Club, which opened up the exciting world of authors and books to children across Britain.



But whilst Kaye's professional life had worked out beautifully, her private life had been the reverse. Kaye had two husbands before her marriage to the artist Ronald Searle, and the torment of his sudden and shocking departure never left her.



Yet to the outside world Kaye Webb remained passionate and unstoppable.

This is the unknown story of the woman who brought the joy of books to children everywhere whilst battling the emotional pain that plagued her private life.
%%%Kaye Webb, a journalist with no publishing experience, burst into the world of children's books in 1961 and changed the face of children's publishing forever. Her child-like enthusiasm and shrewd business mind led her to become Puffin's most successful editor and the genius behind the Puffin Club, which opened up the exciting world of authors and books to children across Britain.
But whilst Kaye's professional life had worked out beautifully, her private life had been the reverse. Kaye had two husbands before her marriage to the artist Ronald Searle, and the torment of his sudden and shocking departure never left her.
Yet to the outside world Kaye Webb remained passionate and unstoppable.
This is the unknown story of the woman who brought the joy of books to children everywhere whilst battling the emotional pain that plagued her private life.

  • Pub date: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780670918850
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Valerie Grove

Valerie Grove is a journalist and interviewer with a weekly column in The Times. She was born in South Shields and educated at Girton College, Cambridge. She joined the London Evening Standard in 1968, becoming a journalist and later its literary editor. Her first book, Where I Was Young, was published in 1976 and her second, The Compleat Woman, in 1987. She is also the author of Dear Dodie.

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