We heard of the sudden and completely unexpected news of the death of Jan Mark on Monday 16 January. She died in her sleep on Sunday night. It is a terrific shock to all who knew her and to all who admired her work. She was a tireless supporter of Carousel and her reviews were models of the informative, pithy and always with her distinctive wit. There will be a short mention of her work with Carousel in the February edition and a longer piece in the summer magazine. She will be very much missed.