May 5th, 2009

crumpet2

The LJ that never was

Dave Langford and others are gradually accumulating Abi's writings for a possible memorial site.

For those of you that were never part of UK fanzine fandom in the 70s and 80s, here's one of her pieces from back in the day which scoots around many of her obsessions before developing a real sting.

This is what she was like, and made me cry to reread it.Rest,rest,unquiet spirit.

One of the many bad things about her dying is not being able to tell her jokes any more, or start lines of conversation that would have ended in jokes. The other night, I was talking to Shutters and we got onto the concept of The Four Yorkshiremen of the Apocalypse...
crumpet2

Abigail Website

David Langford has made a first pass at a memorial website here.

I'll try and get hold of some of the craft-related journalism in due course. Abigail edited a lot of children's books, but her only actual book was a piece of ghost-writing - she made extensive artistic and intellectual contributions to Dominic Behan's memoir of his mother.