The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

May 27, 2017

May 27, 2005

Fay S. Godwin (February 17, 1931 to May 27, 2005) was brought to my attention by
the British Library feed on Facebook:

Famous for her black and white landscape photographs of the British countryside and coast, she also produced an extensive series of portraits of literary figures.
Godwin’s archive at the British Library comprises her complete studio collection, including exhibition and work prints, contact sheets, negatives and transparencies and correspondence with a number of sitters (including the poets Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin)....

From Godwin's Who's Who article we learn her marriage begun in 1961 was later "dissolved" and that they had two sons. 

Her credit for these examples of her publications is often joint:

The Drovers’ Roads of Wales, 1977;
Tess: the story of a guide dog, 1981;
The Whisky Roads of Scotland, 1982;
The Saxon Shore Way from Gravesend to Rye, 1983; 
National Trust Book of Wessex, 1985;
The Secret Forest of Dean, 1986;

Fay Godwin's photos of Doris Lessing were used on the dust jackets of two Lessing books:

The Good Terrorist (Photo by Fay Godwin)


And, Lessing's The Sentimental Agents also features a photo by Fay Godwin.

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