From the House of Commons

Glenda Jackson

November 30th [2004]

Dear Mr Bell,

My introduction to Russell Hoban’s work was The Mouse and His Child, a book I regularly re-read and recommend to everyone.

Then, having devoured all his extant work, I was sent the script of Turtle Diary and immediately said ‘yes’. People still write to me, saying how much they value the film and that is due, in no small part, to the Hoban vision.

Best wishes for the convention and my thanks to the man himself.


Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson first appeared on stage in 1957 and had a lengthy and successful career as an actress before becoming an MP in 1992. She played Naeara in the 1985 film adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel Turtle Diary. She served as MP for Hampstead & Highgate and then Hampstead & Kilburn from 1992 until her retirement in 2015.

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