Thank you, Eva Ibbotson

Sunday, October 24, 2010.

We were saddened to learn about the death of incredible author Eva Ibbotson. We are dedicated fans of her books. In fact, her name comes up in our home almost daily.

As a result of Just One More Book!!, we had the privilege of interviewing Ms. Ibboton on her 83rd birthday on January 21, 2008. It was an early morning affair (5amET) in order to account for the time change and turned out to be the kind of interview that refused to be edited. So, it was released as it was later that day.

We had the good fortune of corresponding with Ms. Ibbotson a few times since the interview, and she left a voice mail message for Andrea wishing her a quick return to good health following her breast cancer diagnosis last year.

In honour of Ms. Ibbotson, we have decided to republish her interview. We’ve also made a transcript of the interview available.

Thank you for a library of fantastic books. We will always enjoy them.


Comment by Cathy Russell

October 23, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

I was delighted to see a download icon spinning next to my Just One More Book podcast this morning. Unfortunately it is bittersweet, but a fitting gesture, as you honored Eva Ibbotson within a few days of her passing. I loved hearing her voice sharing tidbits and details from her life and writing. I was reminded of one of my favorites (Star of Kazan) and inspired to read more of her writings. How could I have missed the train at Platform 13, especially since I am an elementary school librarian? Then I went on to re-listen and get re-inspired by the book whisperer and Andrea’s video. I am one of those silent subscribers, who has delighted in your literary adventures and interviews, and who has been in a state of suspended animation during your hiatus. I hope all things are going well for you and your family and thanks again for the podcast today. I experienced that opening of my soul that often occurs when reading a good book. Best wishes, Cathy Russell, Arlington, Washington, USA

Comment by Jessica Swaim

November 10, 2010 @ 10:27 am

I echo everything Cathy Russell said so beautifully.
I am ashamed that I haven’t written before now to let you know how much your family has been on my mind ever since Andrea’s diagnosis, how much I have always looked forward to the justonemorebook podcasts. Andrea’s speech was brilliant and heartfelt.
Thanks so much for posting the video.
With all good wishes,
Jessica Swaim

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