‘Just the Author’s Type’ at EdBookFest: Day #2

Welcome to Day #2 of ‘Just the Author’s Type’. To briefly explain – one of my typewriters (a 1952 Hermes 2000) has been installed in the author’s yurt at Charlotte Square, and there it will stay for the remainder of the festival. Authors are invited to type out whatever comes into their head, and I collect the results every day and post them online. Here’s what authors and guests left today:

Profound words from Jenni Fagan, author of The Panopticon.

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Words of appreciation (albeit with errors – not easily corrected on a typewriter are they? :)) for the woman who favoured the same typewriter.

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A message from somebody called Lili. She pops up often as you will see. Is it a real person or a character? I get the impression that it could be either.

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Mr. Ardagh left a message yesterday. Today the children’s author comments on the typewriter skills lacking in others. He’s perfectly qualified to do so of course, because he seems to be the only one so far who knows how to use a typewriter properly. “Oh, I’ve written many a novel on a typewriter,” he said.

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A reminder from J.C. (?) of the distraction-free benefits that come from using a typewriter.

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Creative words from Emma Thompson, illustrator and writer behind the Felicity Wishes series.

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Lili’s back! 🙂

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I agree with Angela Bartie here, there a few more satisfying sounds than the ‘ting’ of a typewriter bell.

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A joint contribution here from illustrator and writer Liz Pichon, and her daughter. You’ll notice Liz’s daughter is called Lilly? I wonder if this is the ‘Lili’ that we’ve seen before?

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That’s it for today. My thanks to all who contributed. I’ll be back with some more typecasts from the author’s yurt tomorrow.

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Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).

Comments

  1. Looks like the identity of the mysterious Lili is solved. 🙂

    Some great remarks today.

  2. Probably a dumb question but is that the same Emma Thompson who also acts?
    This is a very cool idea. I’m sure even the writers haven’t seen a typewriter in forever.