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Wednesday evening Martha and I will be speaking and signing A Family of Readers at Porter Square Books in Cambridge. 7:00 PM. Do come!

And on Friday, to my complete terror, I will be speaking at an event sponsored by the Beatrix Potter Society. (Terror, because too many cozies and BBC serials have led me to believe that meetings of  literary societies always end in murder.) I will be speaking on the topic of “Beatrix, Bertha, and Me,” an invitation to hubris and murder if ever there was one. Thank God Lolly, who really does know her Beatrix and Bertha, will be there. Betsy Bray, the North American Liaison of the Society, has invited me to invite you. The talk is being held at the Cambridge Public Library main building (my first visit since their reopening) at 10:00 AM; if you would like to attend email Betsy: braybetsy at gmail dot com.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >I really enjoyed your talk today at the Beatrix Potter Society meeting. I have an abiding interest in Bertha Mahony Miller, and it was definitely worth forfeiting my lunch break to hear what you had to say about her and the Horn Book Magazine! You inquired about Lucile Gulliver during your talk, but I was too shy to respond. Gulliver was an author and editor and in 1927 was appointed as the first head of the children's department at Little, Brown.

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