Deric Longden Message Board
T. J. Banks posts on 7/3/2013 10:13:49 AM
I never had the pleasure of meeting Deric Longden -- except in his books, and I greeted each new one with joy. He had a part in my writing career, too: my review of his book THE CAT WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD was one of the first magazine pieces I ever sold. I thank him for that and for all the wonderful, funny words that he delighted us all with.
Dawn posts on 7/2/2013 11:21:39 AM
Deric Longdon wrote some of my favourite books, the Cat that came in from the Cold still has me howling with laughter. Mad things happen in my life which I always like to turn into funny stories (if you don't laugh you'll cry) and I guess Deric was the same - would make you laugh (and cry) over the events in his life - his was an amazing gift xx
Martin Hall posts on 7/2/2013 11:13:15 AM
So sad to hear about Deric's passing. I first met Deric and Aileen way back in the mists of time before Diana's story was published. We used to meet at the Southern Writers' Conference at Earnley near Chichester and sit late into the night drinking the world to rights. They were lovely times. He was funny and charming and excellent company as well as being such a good writer.
Love to Aileen and all the family
Sue Wallace posts on 7/2/2013 4:32:28 AM
Thank you, Sugeebas, for all that. Yes, I shall be thinking especially of Deric and his family tomorrow, too. I've also made a donation in Deric's memory and I guess that, if these charities benefit, it's one way his death will have a positive outcome..... Love to everybody xx Sue Wallace xx
Liz from Buxton posts on 7/1/2013 12:53:13 PM
Thank you for the information about Deric's funeral. I will ay a prayer at 10, especially for Aileen. Love to all.
sugeebas posts on 7/1/2013 12:02:40 PM
Have just found on the Huddersfield Daily Examiner: Deric's cremation service is at 10 am (I will light a candle). Flowers only from family. Donations in lieu to Cancer Research UK or Yorkshire Cat Rescue. I remember that one of us was asking about donations etc. so I though I would post this. Love Susan
Don And Jean Carr posts on 7/1/2013 10:29:44 AM
Our thoughts too go to Aileen and family at this sad time. We have all his books and the CD and we have met him twice. He will be sorely missed.
Diana posts on 7/1/2013 7:54:19 AM
Thank you so much Annie for sharing David Day's beautiful words with us. You, Aileen and family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers on Thursday as you say farewell to a great man who will certainly live on through his writing. The world is definitely a better place for having known him, even from afar. My love to you all, Diana - Southampton
claire martin posts on 7/1/2013 7:08:32 AM
Dear Annie, thank you for sharing the beautiful words from David day with us, perfectly put I think.
I am sure we will all be thinking of you all and of course Aileen on Thursday morning and having a moment to remember a man who,through his books has somehow become very dear to us all.
I feel as if a favourite uncle has passed , people who haven't read his books will never understand how sad we all feel and his little acts of thoughtfulness to some of us have made us love him more. Deric you were a gentleman and the world is a richer place for having you in it xxx
sugeebas (FB Susan Ager) posts on 7/1/2013 6:26:50 AM
Dear Annie Q, the words from David Day sums Deric up to a T and I loved reading them, thank you for sharing them with us. Don't know the time of the cremation service on Thursday, but I will try to locate a church that is open here and will burn a candle in Deric's memory on the day. Heather, Deric would have loved your card, what a shame it never arrived. Best wishes to everyone and I am sure we will all be together in thought on Thursday morning, love Susan
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