Thursday, December 08, 2005


Michael Davie, editor of The Age from 1979 to 1981, died in England last night after a long illness. Here from is co-proprietor and former McPhee Gribble publisher Diana Gribble's account of how she learned of his death: "Helen Garner, who rang with the sad news from Oxford, says she made a spectacle of herself by sobbing in a public telephone booth when she heard it."

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