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Castorboy



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:43 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Mike, your mention of ‘driven’ women brought to mind a radio series I am listening to about Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley (1941 - 1981) who was a New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist and whose research  contributed to the understanding of how galaxies evolve.
The series features extracts from her letters interspersed with the classical music she enjoyed. Married with two children her work took her around the world to so many conferences that it appears her husband ran the family home. She wrote letters so frequently to her husband in the United States and her parents in NZ that I wonder if she had an inkling of the cancer which led to her early death. She seemed to cram a lifetime of achievement into a few years.
Although born in Chester, England we like to claim her as a New Zealander because she was educated here from the age of five.
Her biography Bright Star: Beatrice Hill Tinsley, Astronomer was written in 2006 by Christine Cole Catley who lives in Auckland and is well known as a writer and publisher.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A report in the NZ Herald last Thursday has an article from the Telegraph Group on the discovery of an early Blyton novel found in a collection of manuscripts auctioned after the death of her eldest daughter Gillian Baverstock. The Seven Stories centre in Newcastle upon Tyne was the purchaser. Does the centre specialise in children's books?



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