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Kaye Webb (centre) with Joan Aiken (left) at Dartington Hall in 1972.

Kaye Webb MBE (26 January 1914 – 16 January 1996), was a British editor and publisher. She was a recipient of the Eleanor Farjeon Award.

BiographyEdit

Webb was editor of Puffin Books between 1961 and 1979, and in 1967 founded the Puffin Club, which she ran until 1981. As a journalist she worked on publications including Picture Post, Lilliput and the News Chronicle, and later edited the Young Elizabethan. She was editor of Puffin Post from 1967 to 1989.[1]

Each of her three marriages ended in divorce. Her third marriage (1948–1967) was to Ronald Searle, who was the father of her son and daughter.[2]

Webb's archive and working library are located in the Seven Stories centre for children's books collection, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.[1].

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Julia Eccleshare Obituary: Kaye Webb, The Independent, 18 January 1996.
  2. ^ Julia Eccleshare Obituary: Kaye Webb, The Independent, 18 January 1996.

Further readingEdit

  • Valerie Grove (2010), So much to tell. London: Viking. ISBN 978-1-84614-200-0 (Biography)
  • Felicity Trotman, "Webb, (Kathleen) Kaye (1914–1996)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Accessed 6 Feb 2008.

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