Such sad news with the announcement of the death last Monday of Mal Peet, writer. His agent Peter Cox said His best and most exciting years were still ahead: his premature death is utterly tragic.
He had the gift, once you were engaged in a conversation, of absolutely shutting out the rest of the world and concentrating entirely on what he was saying to you. I met him at a particularly happy lunch party at the home of John and Ruth McIntyre here in Wellington a couple of years ago and it is a memory to treasure.
Explore the tributes on the net – they make sad but inspiring reading.
|Husband and wife team - Writers Elspeth Graham and Mal Peet Photo: Kevin|