3 augustus 2009

~Diana Ross~

diana ross
 
Diana Ross werd geboren in Valletta, Malta
op 8 juli 1910 en is overleden op 4 mei 2000.
Ze was een Britse kinderboekenschrijfster.

Ze werd gedoopt op haar vaders schip.
Ze ging naar school in Engeland en in Parijs
en studeerde daarna geschiedenis in Cambridge.


Haar bekendste werk is de serie rondom
The Little Red Engine, waarvan de eerste
in 1942 werd gepubliceerd.
De illustraties hiervoor werden gemaakt door
de Poolse illustrators Jan Lewitt en George Him.
De serie is in de jaren '90 in het
Verenigd Koninkrijk opnieuw uitgebracht.

diana ross 
Diana Ross was born of British parents in Valletta Malta
on  8 July 1910 and was christened on board
her father's ship HMS Diana by the ship's chaplain.
Educated at Kensington High School, London;
Girton College Cambridge, B.A. (honours) in history 1932;
Central School of Art London 1933-35.
Married the photographer and interior designer
Anthony Denney in 1940 (divorced 1950)
twin daughters  and one son.
She died 4 May 2000 peacefully at home
in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


child of air 

"She stood there patiently
in her bridal dress 
with the garland of flowers
in her bright hair, 
though she wondered at
the stormy clouds
that gathered and the lightning 
that flashed along the
tops of the mountains.."

Child of Air diana child2
A Soldier's Tale
The Demon and the Child
The Most Beautiful Woman
in the World 
Alec o' the Shift
To Each his own Element 
The Fairy in the Well
The Oldest Man
in the World
The Poor Folk of Galloway
Two out of Three 
There is Nothing that Love
cannot do
Necessity the Mother of
opinion
The Monk, the Saint and the Fairies

 

The Wild CherryThe Wild Cherry
The Young Man with Music
in His Fingers
There is No Such Thing as the Best
A Bird was Sitting on a Tree
The Three Little Whistles
Oh! Dear Young Man
Fidela, the Fish, the Fox, and the Falcon
The Most Precious Thing in the World
Beyond the World and Back Again
Miss Pussy and Old Jackanapes
Septimus, Septima,
the Seven Black Cats and the Seven Jenny Wrens The Winged Horse The Romantic Tale of the Mouseand the Moth Miss Pussy and Her Apple Tree.

Diana heeft ook verschillende boeken The Bran Tub
van haar zelf geïllustreerd onder de
pseudoniem GRI.
Hieronder staan er enkele vermeld:
 

Diana illustrated a number
of her own children's
books under the
of GRI. These include: 
-The Golden Hen (1942)
-The Wild Cherry (1943)
-The Bridal Gown (1952)
-The Bran Tub (1954)
-Child of Air (1957)

2 opmerkingen:

Hermes zei

What a good post. I thought it was 'that' Diana Ross at first whose songs I still love.

Marja Visscher zei

Was weer eens enorm achter, maar me vanavond weer een slag in de rondte gelezen. Allemaal heel erg interessant. Sommige illustratoren kunnen er wat van. Alleen al al die plaatjes kijken tot in detail is al een waar genoegen. Dank je wel voor de interessante achtergrondverhalen!
Lieve groet, Marja