Goodbye, Enid from the Authors Electric
For many years the 28th of each month has been the day when Enid Richemont blogged for Authors Electric -- usually in the form of a diary entry, with news of her books -- which covered a wide field -- or proudly writing of her daughter's theatre career.
Sadly, there will be no more diary entries from Enid. In the late months of 2020 Authors Electric learned, first, that Enid had been diagnosed with cancer -- and then, all too quickly, that she was very ill and had died. We feel her loss.
Enid was born and grew up in South Wales but spent most of her life in north London. Her marriage to David Richemont was a long and happy one and they raised two children.
|Enid and David|
Enid won a scholarship to Dublin's College of Art, where she studied painting and design; and she taught in a Rudolf Steiner school. Together with her family, she lived for two years in Paris.
She wrote for both adults and children and her work has been translated into Danish, German, Arabic, Finnish and Japanese.
Some of Enid's many books:--
Maritsa is a young homeless girl, living in the Paris Metro, begging for
a living. Then she meets a man and his wife who promise her stardom.
Her story takes a darker twist and Maritsa gets sucked into a world of
porn and prostitution.
Rachel and Joanna are in their last year at primary school. At their special place, a tree in the park, they come into contact with a mysterious young girl who was born over 400 years before. Her name is Anne and she is deaf. Through her struggles, the two modern-day girls make some discoveries.
"His cheek was smooth against mine, his satin-sleek hair slicked against my skin...
I put out my fingers and traced the curve of his lips below the unexpected roughness of the moustache. He must have kissed me. I know he kissed me..."
The photograph that hangs above Ellie's bed in the old Brittany mansion is of a handsome young man from a former age. The sort of guy any teenage girl might fantasize about.
But when Ellie feels him beside her, his breath on her face and his hands on her body, is she fantasizing?
And what of the wolf calling in the darkness outside her window? Another fantasy or something more shockingly sinister?
With 14 fingers, blue hair and a strange name, Mrs Kachunka is no ordinary dinner lady. She has a strange eyeglass that makes her eye seem to grow and grow and put people's minds in a spin. Everyone she stares at falls under her spell. Mrs Kachunka is a woman with a mission.