General articles

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 EL/03/01/22
  • Dates of Creation
      1941-2003
  • Physical Description
      25 items

Scope and Content

Various articles and serial publications collected by Elinor Lyon, including articles about her career as a writer, articles relating to children's literature and other, more general articles. The file contains the following articles and publications:

- a complete copy of 'The New English Weekly' magazine, 6 November 1941, containing a short story, 'Eyes of the Dead', written by Elinor Lyon

- a complete copy of 'Time and Tide' magazine, 30 December 1944, containing a poem, 'Cadence', written by Elinor Lyon

- a publicity brochure about Elinor Lyon, produced by Hodder & Stoughton to coincide with the publication of 'Dragon Castle' in 1956

- a cutting from an unidentified newspaper about Elinor Lyon and writing, circa 1956

- 'New Children's Book From Local Writer', article on Elinor Lyon from 'The Rugby Advertiser', 2 November 1962

- 'The Merediths are riding again - down Echo Valley', article on Elinor Lyon from an unidentified newspaper [probably 'The Rugby Advertiser'], circa 1965

- 'Bird Rock Keeps Its Secret', article on Bird Rock, near Towyn, Merioneth, from 'The Times', 1966

- 'Another book by Miss Lyon', article on Elinor Lyon from an unidentified newspaper [probably 'The Rugby Advertiser'], 26 January 1968

- 'Reviewing Children's Books', article on a debate between publishers, school librarians, teachers and reviewers hosted by the School Library Association in 1969, published in 'The Book Seller', 5 July 1969

- 'Publishers be damned', article on the relationship between writers and publishers from an unidentified newspaper, circa 1970

- 'Something About the Author: Elinor Lyon', proof copy of Elinor Lyon's entry in the 'Something About the Author' series, 1975

- a complete copy of 'Times Literary Supplement: Children's books', 4 April 1975, which contains a review of 'The King of Grey Corrie' by Elinor Lyon

- a complete copy of 'Times Literary Supplement: Children's books', 15 July 1977 [this edition does not contain any reviews or articles directly relating to Elinor Lyon's work]

- a complete copy of 'Times Literary Supplement: Children's books', 2 December 1977 [this edition does not contain any reviews or articles directly relating to Elinor Lyon's work]

- 'Elinor Lyon; Forgotten Author of Holiday Adventure Stories', article in 'Souvenir', no. 11, Summer 1989

- photocopy of Elinor Lyon's entry in 'Twentieth Century Children's Writers' (St. James' Press, 1989)

- 'Folly', no. 15, July 1995, an amateur publication containing an article on Elinor Lyon entitled 'A Pride of Lyons: the books of Elinor Lyon' by Bev Martin [see EL/03/03 for a draft version of this article, with correspondence from Bev Martin]

- draft copy of Elinor Lyon's revised entry for 'St James Guide to Children's Writers' [update of 4th edition of 'Twentieth Century Children's Writers'], 1997

- photocopied extract on camping and tramping fiction, 1920-1960, taken from 'Reading Series Fiction' by Victor Watson (Routledge, 2000)

- 'A Forgotten Literature', photocopied article by Victor Watson which references Elinor Lyon and camping and tramping fiction, from 'Souvenir', no. 52, Spring 2003

- a copy of 'The Old Children's Bookshelf' catalogue, 2003, which contains two lots of correspondence from Elinor Lyon for sale

- a brief biography of Elinor Lyon for an unidentified publication