Recent necrology, March 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently

  • Cover of TamarRalph Ballinger, 1915-2015
    New Zealander who spent his life in the breeding, selection and testing of flowers and growing flower seed crops
  • Roy Douglas, 1907-2015
    Composer noted for working with William Walton and Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Cover of Guards! Guards!Gladys Goodall, 1908-2015
    Photographer who for 30 years travelled around the country helping to define affluent post-war New Zealand
  • Mal Peet, 1947-2015
    Self-described ‘Jamie Oliver’ of children’s writing who won the Carnegie Medal for his second novel, Tamar
  • Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015
    Master of comic fantasy and creator of the Discworld series, who sold more than 85 million books