So maybe there will be a resurgence in Kathleen's novels. I have particular affection for them because Kathleen's husband - Mike - was a yachting cartoonist and the family sailed near Paglesham....living nearby in Fambridge if I remember rightly. Using my Mum's 'Yachts and Yachting' + 'East Coast Rivers' connections I was able to write to Kathleen and tell her about my love of her books. She wrote such a wonderful letter back I was very thrilled. Remember telling my English teacher all about it and treasuring it highly. Now I think my copy of Flambards (signed of course) is with the rest of our house contents in Dunstable!! I hope so...I'm not sure where the letter now is but this has reminded me to look out for it and to re read when I finally get it back.