What’s New?

This page will alert you to newly added material on this site – as well as any new editions of Jan Mark’s work.

01.10.19

Two new book pages – for Heathrow Nights and The Museum Book.

A link to the Jan Mark archive at Seven Stories in Newcastle – with wonderful photos from the collection.

The deeper I delve into the world of Jan Mark fandom, the more lasting connections are revealed. As an artist herself, Jan was very interested in the illustration of her work. David Parkins collaborated on five books with Jan and his account of working together is illuminating. David and Jan eventually met at Jan’s first book launch in Norwich (for Out of the Oven), at The Hungate Bookshop, owned by Chris and Enid Stephenson, and I’m pleased to add Chris‘s memories of Jan to the site. The launch was in 1986 – the year Maurice Lyon joined Penguin Books and became Jan’s editor for many years. So it’s wonderful to add his memories to the Working With Jan page.

And finally, to celebrate National Poetry Day, Mick Gowar has written an insightful and enlightening essay about Jan’s only poetry collection, Momma Travels Light.

14.08.19

Two new book pages – for They Do Things Differently There and Man in Motion.

On the Thunder and Lightnings page, the text and art from a 1978 Puffin Post feature, plus a link to a truly brilliant reader’s response by writer Paul Gorman.

New to Remembering Jan are not-to-be-missed recollections of two of her school friends, Bernadette Watts and Jane Sherman.

22.06.19 – Jan Mark’s birthday

Here’s a wonderfully wide-ranging interview conducted by Neil Philip that covers so many of Jan’s interests and views, perfect for dipping into.

Added to REMEMBERING JAN is Julia Eccleshare’s eulogy, delivered at the memorial service held in April 2006. It’s a beautiful, insightful piece that perfectly capture’s Jan’s personality.

29.05.19 – SITE LAUNCHES.