Missing Margaret

Margaret Mahy displays23 July 2012 was a big big day. Central Library Tuam opened, South Library closed. And that night, news filtered through Twitter and other sources that Margaret Mahy had died.

People were stunned and sad for her family and friends. And we felt the loss of someone with a heart as big and free as her imagination.

We paid tribute in as many ways:

This year, we are having some more Mahy funtimes at our libraries.

Experience the awesomeness of Margaret Mahy through her books and DVDs and have a delve in our collection of Mahy stuff:

  • “When I have an idea properly established I think of it all the time . . . driving, gardening, shopping . . . sometimes the story becomes so interesting to me that real life becomes rather shadowy for a while” and more Margaret in her own words
  • The Word-eater: Our very own library Margaret Mahy story with pics of Central Library on Gloucester Street


An illustration of Margaret Mahy’s The Word-Eater by Bob Kerr.

Here is an omnium gatherum of some of our favourite tributes:

RIP M.M. Much missed.

Margaret Mahy storytime at Central Library Peterborough
Margaret Mahy storytime, 2012

4 thoughts on “Missing Margaret

  1. Paula Green 22 July 2013 / 8:36 am

    Thank you for posting this. Wonderful tributes for an author, mother, woman we took to our hearts.

    • Donna 23 July 2013 / 1:36 pm

      A pleasure Paula, I am usually shoddy about remembering dates and it is hard to believe it was a year ago. Loving your poetry box by the way! ^Donna

  2. Juliet 22 July 2013 / 9:26 am

    What a great tribute. I have bought a collection of Margaret Mahy’s stories with a CD, all ready to give to my granddaughter when she turns 5 on Friday. I can’t wait to start reading them to her.

    • Donna 23 July 2013 / 1:37 pm

      Kia ora Juliet, what a great pressie. I am tempted to do the same, plus I love that compilation of Margaret’s stories in the shop at the moment. ^Donna

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