Deric Longden Message Board
audrey posts on 6/30/2013 8:15:08 AM
thanks susan, I felt a bit useless at not being able to do anything more personal
Andrea posts on 6/30/2013 6:17:39 AM
Thanks a lot, Susan. Such a nice thought - and another possibilty for all of us to say goodbye again...
Jenny Reeve posts on 6/30/2013 5:03:15 AM
Oh Susan, thank you. what a beautiful idea. Deric was an inspirational and charming writer. I do hope he is at peace now.
Conny posts on 6/30/2013 4:56:12 AM
Thank you Susan, very good idea! Love from Germany, Conny
Susannah posts on 6/30/2013 3:54:49 AM
What a lovely thought - than you very much Susan x
Jan Tenzer posts on 6/30/2013 3:16:01 AM
Thank you Susan for including us. Jan
sugeebas posts on 6/29/2013 7:27:08 PM
Hi everyone. Tomorrow I will be mailing a card to Deric's family. The card has the poem "The Rose Beyond the Wall" and inside the words "sharing your sorrow, and hoping it will help you to know that many hearts reach out to you in sympathy and love". I signed it from all Deric's friends and fans from this site. I hope you all are agreement with this. I thought that many don't have Deric's mailing address and as I was sending a card from me, it would be nice to include you all. Still feeling terribly sad, although we knew this was coming, I am having trouble accepting it. I am not able to read Deric's books at the moment, it hurts too much. Love to you all, Susan xx
Andrea posts on 6/29/2013 9:06:48 AM
After having read Patrick's messsage I googled Woman's Hour Deric Longden. If you follow the first link shown besides the news about his death you can hear a small extract from Diana's story read by Deric himself. Just thought I'd share this info with those who haven't had a chance to listen to his warm voice on tape/CD before...
Hugs to all, Andrea
Sara posts on 6/28/2013 9:46:36 PM
I was so sorry to hear about Deric.
I have loved his humour since he wrote or Your Cat and it was that made me read his books.
I have had a few hard years health wise, and Deric's humour was the only thing that could break through the barrier to my emotions. I have had several cats in my life, two my own, one we live with now called Marvin. I loved his observations of cat behaviour which brightened my world.
I know this is wordy but I wanted to stress how much his books have meant to someone who has struggled with depression for the last five years.
My condolences go to Aileen and his family and friends.
Patrick posts on 6/28/2013 8:32:28 AM
Heard the news on Woman's Hour this morning. Like being hit in the face by a bat of course, despite reading the Huddersfield Ex article a little while ago. As other's have said, a light indeed. As I said on twitter this morning "A light has gone out in the midst of a Literary Ocean". All best wishes to all.
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