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Change of colours[edit]

Hey everyone. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but this is a REALLY intense template the way it is now, and I think it needs changing. Because of the image used in the upper corner, I think the options are to have a lighter blue or go in the other direction and match the green. I personally think the green is slightly easier to read, and I think if we went with the blue it might require editing the image to a lighter blue colour also. But the blue is prettier. Let me know what you think of these. I spent a lot of time trying to find something light enough to read and in the right tone. I'd really like opinions on this.


Mlevenn.jpg Written by Madeleine L'Engle
Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time | A Wind in the Door | Many Waters | A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Polly O'Keefe series: The Arm of the Starfish | Dragons in the Waters | A House Like a Lotus | An Acceptable Time
Austin family series: Meet the Austins | The Moon by Night | The Young Unicorns | A Ring of Endless Light | Troubling a Star | A Severed Wasp | The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas | A Full House: An Austin Family Christmas
Katherine Forrester series:
Camilla Dickinson series:
The Small Rain | A Severed Wasp   |  Camilla Dickinson | A Live Coal in the Sea
Other fiction: Ilsa | And Both Were Young | The Other Side of the Sun
TV Adaptations based on L'Engle's work: A Wrinkle in Time (film) | A Ring of Endless Light (film)
Characters: Meg Murry | Charles Wallace Murry | Calvin O'Keefe | Sandy and Dennys Murry
Polly O'Keefe | Vicky Austin | Canon Tallis | Adam Eddington | Zachary Gray
Major characters in the works of Madeleine L'Engle
Other: Places in the works of Madeleine L'Engle | Kything | Echthroi | Hugh Franklin

Madeleine L'Engle


Mlevenn.jpg Written by Madeleine L'Engle
Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time | A Wind in the Door | Many Waters | A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Polly O'Keefe series: The Arm of the Starfish | Dragons in the Waters | A House Like a Lotus | An Acceptable Time
Austin family series: Meet the Austins | The Moon by Night | The Young Unicorns | A Ring of Endless Light | Troubling a Star | A Severed Wasp | The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas | A Full House: An Austin Family Christmas
Katherine Forrester series:
Camilla Dickinson series:
The Small Rain | A Severed Wasp   |   Camilla Dickinson | A Live Coal in the Sea
Other fiction: Ilsa | And Both Were Young | The Other Side of the Sun
TV Adaptations based on L'Engle's work: A Wrinkle in Time (film) | A Ring of Endless Light (film)
Characters: Meg Murry | Charles Wallace Murry | Calvin O'Keefe | Sandy and Dennys Murry
Polly O'Keefe | Vicky Austin | Canon Tallis | Adam Eddington | Zachary Gray
Major characters in the works of Madeleine L'Engle
Other: Places in the works of Madeleine L'Engle | Kything | Echthroi | Hugh Franklin

Madeleine L'Engle


And signing at the bottom. TStein 12:45, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your work on this. Working on a laptop, I can't always tell how dark something will look on other computers. I really like either the light blue or the green much better than the current version. The blue reminds me more of the Wrinkle cover, but the green is more readable. Unless someone else wants to weigh in, I think you should pick one of the versions shown above and go with it. Thanks! Karen | Talk | contribs 18:46, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
I for one think the green looks better, but that's just me. ''[[User:Kitia|Kitia]] 19:16, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Hugh Franklin?[edit]

Why is Hugh Franklin included in the template? I don't see any mention of Madeleine L'Engle's works in his Wikipedia page. And since he's a real person, well, he should hardly be included in a template called "Written by Madeleine L'Engle", yeah? --Micahbrwn 22:53, 6 August 2007 (UTC

Never mind, I just re-read it and apparently he was married to Madeleine before his death. I'm still curious as to why he's included in a template called "Written by Madeleine L'Engle", especially since she doesn't even get a spot. --Micahbrwn 22:56, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
L'Engle's own wikilink is in the header. Would you prefer a different header line? If so, what? Just "Madeleine L'Engle" perhaps, or "The Life and Works of Madeleine L'Engle"? And yes, Franklin was her husband, and she wrote about him extensively in her non-fiction (especially Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage). It can even be argued that he's one of her characters, as the New Yorker article about her several years back accused her of fictionalizing their relationship somewhat. Still, his article should probably make this a little clearer.--Karen | Talk | contribs 23:25, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Thoughts on a few recent edits[edit]

There have been a few edits to this template since the author's death, one of which I've reverted:

  1. Someone removed A Severed Wasp from the Austins section as "incorrect." Since Suzy Austin Davidson is a character in it, the listing was not incorrect per se. However, since the book is also listed under the name of its central character, Katherine, it probably isn't necessary to have the same title in the Austins section too. Besides, the same edit made a definite improvement in the Katherine and Camilla listings.
  2. Another edit resized the squashed circles image. I reverted this, because all it accomplished was to leave unsightly white space around it, instead of it being flush with the rest of that column. If someone wants to resize the whole thing in a consistent and visually attractive way, that's fine with me.

--Karen | Talk | contribs 08:16, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Categorization[edit]

I have re-cat this in Category:Speculative fiction author navigational boxes and nowhere under Book series, because it covers all L'Engle. --P64 (talk) 18:16, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Perhaps there should be one template that does belong in the Book series hierarchy, for all "Kairos" articles —where Time is a subseries[1]— and another for L'Engle.
Maybe useful examples:
* {{C. S. Lewis}}, {{Narnia}}, {{CSL Space Trilogy}}; but some articles may not fit and thus be "lost", eg Screwtape
* {{Works by Anne McCaffrey}}, {{Pern stories}}
--P64 (talk) 18:53, 15 May 2012 (UTC)