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Ursula Le Guin has died

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Buxbaum Tue 23-Jan-18 23:33:04

Sad to hear this. I’ve always loved her writing.

scaryteacher Tue 23-Jan-18 23:36:49

I have loved her writing too....that is very sad.

LittleFeileFooFoo Tue 23-Jan-18 23:45:26

Oh no! I saw her recently, so sad she is gone! She is/was so inspiring!

GetDownDog Tue 23-Jan-18 23:49:01

This is so sad.
Will reread the Earthsea books I think.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem1 Wed 24-Jan-18 00:07:44


SleightOfMind Wed 24-Jan-18 00:08:32

Oh no!
Such a loss. That’s very sad.

AssassinatedBeauty Wed 24-Jan-18 00:10:50

This makes me sad. I loved her books so much as a child, I must find time to re read them.

Battleax Wed 24-Jan-18 00:11:37

Oh gosh that takes me back.

A long, successful life then. Hopefully a very happy one too.

I loved the Earthsea books.

ObscuredbyFog Wed 24-Jan-18 00:31:16

Amazing lady, incredibly creative. She'll be forever known for Earthsea, I've read and re-read many of her books, enjoying each one.

nooka Wed 24-Jan-18 01:08:56

Oh that's sad. I'm actually currently reading one of her books. Love both her science fiction and her children's books. Still she had a long and successful life so that's something to celebrate too.

RainOnATinRoof Wed 24-Jan-18 01:10:58

genuinely gutted about this.

nocoolnamesleft Wed 24-Jan-18 01:51:47

Only in silence the word
Only in dark the light
Only in dying life
Bright the hawk's flight
On the empty sky

Pemba Wed 24-Jan-18 02:29:29

Oops sorry OP I started an identically titled thread under 'What we're reading'. Should have done a search first, I guess.

Probably my favourite writer. She'll be missed . sad

SavvyBlancBlonde Wed 24-Jan-18 02:31:12

Oh no! I just started The Other Wind yesterday. RIP to a wonderful writer. I shall finish Other Wind and then restart Earthsea again

allthatmalarkey Wed 24-Jan-18 07:25:53

One of my big heroes. Earthsea as a teenager, The Disposessed and The Left Hand Of Darkness both mind-blowing as an adult. Can't remember how many times I've recommended her to people.

Nefer795 Wed 24-Jan-18 07:35:10

An amazing, underrated writer. I stil remember the impact reading The Tombs of Atuan had on me aged 8 and the thrill of discovering 2 years on that it was part of a trilogy.

Buxbaum Wed 24-Jan-18 09:30:55

I heard of her death from the Letters of Note FB page, which had reprinted this fabulous letter. She was, I think, a uniquely respected female voice within her genre.

She apparently died peacefully at home at the age of eighty-eight. When my time comes I hope it looks something like that.

I'm currently pg. Sex unknown but I wonder if I could persuade DH that Ursula is a pretty brilliant name.

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 25-Jan-18 10:35:55

Ursula has crossed over the stone wall.

She has been my favourite author for the last 40 odd years. I borrowed the Earthsea Trilogy from my primary school library as a little kid and only last week downloaded The Word for World is Forest onto my kindle.

I think she had a life well lived though.

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