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Lloyd Alexander Letter to Ruth Hill Viguers (June 1, 1965)

Lloyd Alexander letter, 1965

  1 June, 1965 Dear Ruth: I hope it’s permissible for an author to spend an inordinate number of hours in gleeful pride (or prideful glee?) over a review in THE HORN BOOK. In any case, that’s what I’ve been doing. Well, needless to say I’m delighted you liked THE BLACK CAULDRON. Seriously delighted, for […]

Lloyd Alexander Letter to Ruth Hill Viguers (June 1, 1965)

Lloyd Alexander letter, 1965

  1 June, 1965 Dear Ruth: I hope it’s permissible for an author to spend an inordinate number of hours in gleeful pride (or prideful glee?) over a  review in THE HORN BOOK. In any case, that’s what I’ve been doing. Well, needless to say I’m delighted you liked THE BLACK CAULDRON. Seriously delighted, for […]

Isaac Asimov Letter to Ruth Hill Viguers (November 29, 1964)

Letter from Isaac Asimov in 1964

28 November 1964 Mrs. Ruth Hill Viguers The Horn Book, Inc. 585 Boylston Street Boston, Mass., 02116 Dear Mrs. Viguers, It is very good of you to increase my payment again. As you know, I have never asked for an increase or even hinted that an increase might be in order for I know that […]

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Ruth Hill Viguers

Editorial by Ruth Hill Viguers With the season of graduations upon us we will be hearing many speeches extolling wisdom and the other virtues that young people will need for their roles in the future. Recently I heard a speaker explain that “bookishness” was not enough, that book knowledge had to be teamed with knowledge […]