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Much still to say...
"Betty MacDonald: much still to say" is the headline of the lead feature in the Northwest Life section of today's Seattle Times. Michael Upchurch laments that "while it would be nice to report that her literary legacy is in tip-top shape, that isn't the case."

He notes that her post-Egg biographical novels are out of print and that second hand reprints of first editions can cost in the hundreds of dollars (check your attics, FOBM folks).

On a happy note for FOBM friends, Upchurch does provide a link to Friends of Betty MacDonald, noting our forum and resource list. He also mentions a European fan site that will happily sell you a DVD and more.

Upchurch then returns to his principal theme: Betty M was a writer above all. He elaborates in detail on her books and articles - remarking on her loose sense of chronological accuracy - and calls our attention to several regional events scheduled this year (Calendar). Finally he includes excerpts from Betty's works (right-click to open the selections in a new tab or window).

You will want to follow the link below this item; enjoy!

Read the Seattle Times Article

johnftwa48in - Mar 18, 2008, 9:24 PM
I have just read Mr. Upchurch's artical. I so agree that a TRUE bio of Betty needs to be written.

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