New Book? And Intro too!
ce_lappin at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 10 04:32:33 EST 1999
>I was poking around Amazon's UK site and found a book by DWJ that I
>hadn't heard about. It is called The Worlds of Chrestomanci and is >due to
>be published in May of 2000. Has anyone heard anything about this? I am
>hoping it is a totally new book and not just a compilation >of all the
>Chrestomanci books out so far.
I suspect this is just The Lives of Christopher Chant with a new title,
though I could be wrong. Btw, according to Amazon.co.uk there's a whole
tranche of DWJ books due to be republished in 2000, including F&H, the
Dalemark books, Charmed Life, Black Maria, Magicians, Tale of Time City,
Homeward Bounders, Dogsbody and possibly more. Wow. Has someone high up in
British publishing been eavesdropping on our want lists?
Since I've comprehensively delurked myself, I'll reintroduce myself again.
I've been here from the start, but very quietly.
My name is Clare, I'm 25, and right now I'm in Edinburgh, Scotland writing
up my PhD on 15th century Italian Franciscans (don't even ask) veeery
s-l-o-w-l-y, and temping for the University to survive. Since I spend my
whole day typing and/or translating brute Latin (which I loathe and am very
bad at), I tend to want comfort reading of an evening, hence DWJ. I think
she's the most wonderful absorbing comfort read: I know all the books so
well that I can just revel in the atmosphere and pick up new little details
without having to do much thinking. I'm afraid I dislike having to Think
very hard, which is why I get you lot to do it for me. I can log on in the
morning and go, 'Ah, *thats* how Sophie's magic works!'. Its great: I get
the blinding insights, but you do all the hard work for me.
And at this point I'd like to embarrass you all with some shameless praise.
I have never had the honour of communing with such intelligent and
insightful people. There, stop blushing now.
I'm another Cooper fan - Melissa, I startled my boss the other day by
practically leaping up punching the air and shouting "YESSS!" when you
sprang to Cooper's defence. And I'm dedicated to tracking down all the
books that are mentioned on this list (loved McKillip & Perilous Gard,
couldn't get on with Bujold...).
Well, back to lurking. Keep up the good work!
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