In Memory of Margaret Mallett FEA
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Mick Manning FEA. Children’s author and Illustrator
I will always think of Margaret with the greatest fondness. She was always so positive, encouraging and gentle. As a member of the English 4-11 editorial board, she would always make time to talk to me, ask me about my work and comment on my articles. Margaret was so complimentary and I was always in awe of her because she was just so knowledgeable but humble too. She will be greatly missed by all of us.
Rebecca Kennedy, English 4-11 Editorial Board
Margaret had encyclopaedic knowledge of children’s books and had published widely but regarded her achievements with modesty while being generous about other people’s work. A rare spirit.
Eve Bearne FEA, English 4-11 Editorial Board
I was fortunate enough to work alongside Margaret as a member of the editorial board of English 4-11. I will remember her for her clarity of thought, the way she could always find just the right words, her friendliness and down-to-earth attitude. Her contribution to the world of Children's Literature was hugely important; she was truly an inspirational person.
Pam Dowson, France
Margaret was a really lovely woman, and she knew more about literacy than anyone else I know. She will be sadly missed.
Sue Palmer, Literacy Specialist, Edinburgh
I first met Margaret when she gave the opening lecture at our Primary Conference - Non-Fiction: the Cinderella of Children's Literature? - in York in March 1998. Within two months she had written up her lecture as an article for the Spring 1999 issue; within six months we had co-opted her to the Editorial Board of English 4-11 - the best decision we ever made. She will be sorely missed.
Helen Lucas, English Association