Kaye Webb

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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.

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]

Kaye Webb's archive and working library can be found in the Seven Stories centre for children's books collection, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and can be searched online.[1].

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

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