April 26, 2015
A very happy 122nd birthday to Ngaio Marsh! She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1966, but according to one British newspaper, she “stands out as Empress among the queens of crime” (the queens, you understand, being Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, et al.). We’ve got heaps of interesting Marsh tidbits for your reading (and listening!) pleasure, including a lovely memory-essay by one of her nieces, and a fascinating grab-bag of interviews from Radio New Zealand (dig that exquisite diction!), and we’ll be running items all week. We feel that if you hit age 122 with all your books still in print, you deserve more than a happy birthDAY; you’ve earned an entire birthday week.
Want to help us celebrate? This week only: EVERY SINGLE NGAIO MARSH BOOK is on sale!