Deric Longden Message Board

Conny posts on 11/26/2013 11:43:43 PM Thank you so much, Annie! What great idea - and what an honor that would be to win this prize. Greetings to your Mum - hope she is coping well... Love to all here on the forum and greetings from wintery Germany, Conny
sue hold posts on 11/26/2013 4:46:21 AM Great news, Annie! Thank you for letting us know. Kind regards, Sue xxx
Annie posts on 11/25/2013 3:38:00 AM BREAKING NEWS Announcing the Deric Longden Memorial Prize which my mail order book club Bibliophile has helped establish (based on my mother Aileen's idea) together with the ME Association and Swanwick Writers School where Mum and Deric met. Please see to our Home Page for further details bibliophilebooks dot com

Karen Wallace posts on 11/24/2013 1:41:33 PM I was devastated to hear of Deric's passing. My heart goes out to his family. I do hope this forum will continue in Deric's memory. At least he will live on in his books and for all of us who enjoys reading and re-reading them. God bless Deric, sleep well,love Karen xxxx
Mal Robinson posts on 11/23/2013 12:38:19 PM Just looked in on the board after quite a long time. I'm absolutely shattered to read the sad news of the loss of Deric. I had spoken on the phone with him some considerable time ago and can't count the times I've read his wonderful books. A wonderful man who will be so sadly missed by many. My sincere condolences to Aileen and the family. God Bless.
steph posts on 10/24/2013 1:08:29 PM So sorry to hear about Deric. I've read all of his books many times over and always recommend them to everybody... such a massive loss, especially for his family. My Mum regularly has lots of cats moving into her house and we've loved reading his books over the years...I'm going to read them over again! RIP
Sonia posts on 9/26/2013 7:39:21 PM Very sad to hear derec died this year I've just re read Diana's story for the 5 th time And thought I'd look on line see how he was doing, his books have given me a boost in coping with my M.E. and the beautiful letter I received from him will always be treasured by me,
Jocelyn Wilby posts on 9/26/2013 10:24:26 AM Hi Diana Thank you so much for buying my book. I would appreciate (sometime) some feedback as it is hard to be objective about yourself. Love to everybody. Jocelyn.
Diana posts on 9/25/2013 9:03:19 AM Hello there, still thinking about you, Aileen and family but feeling a little closer to you as I re-read Deric's wonderful books. Jocelyn, your book 'The Quarry Cats' arrived this morning. Well done! It looks great. I look forward to reading it and sharing it with my grandchildren. Love to all, Diana - Southampton xx
Katie posts on 9/12/2013 6:31:55 PM I have only just seen this news. My heart goes out to Deric's family. I was introduced to his books as a teenager, and now in my late twenties have a network of the well thumbed books out with family and friends. I have never laughed or cried with a book so much as I did with Diana's Story. This may seem presumptuous but I felt like I knew Deric and his family in a way, because of his wonderful writing. Sad news indeed.
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