Book Review: So Much to Tell by Valerie Grove

First published on 5th September, 2010 in StarMag

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Kaye Webb, from archiveshub.ac.uk

SO MUCH TO TELL
Author: Valerie Grove
Publisher: Viking Books, 302 pages

WHEN I was a child growing up in the 1970s and 1980s in Segamat and Batu Pahat in Johor, I often received books as gifts. Many of them were Puffins, but I wasn’t really conscious of the publisher’s name then. What I did notice after a while was the name Kaye Webb. It appeared on the synopsis page, above the book’s title – Editor: Kaye Webb.

I didn’t then know what an editor was or did, but I supposed she must be quite important to have her name appear even before the author’s. So I decided that Kaye Webb was the name that guaranteed a good read – not Puffin Books, but Kaye Webb.Read More »