"Enter the Worlds of Chrestomanci"
sodgers at hotnet.net.au
Sun Apr 30 01:03:29 EDT 2000
>the shops - truly awful covers. I need to buy Witch Week because I borrowed
>it from the library, but I don't think that I could bear to own the book
>with the cover it has.
Deirdre, there are 87 2n hand copies of WW available through Bookfinder.com.
If I were you, I'd buy one of those! They're not very expensive and you'll
get a better cover. Of course DWJ will miss out on a royalty... but if you
really don't want the new cover it seems the best option. Besides, the
proceeds from one book for her is likely to be a tenth or less than the
Instead I bought Pamela Dean and Nicola Griffith - I
>have the feeling that I'll sneak into the shop again during the week to
>Witch Week, but my first response was very negative. I have to admit that
>I've always found "Witch Week" very disturbing and only now find myself
>being able to buy it - the tragedy of course is that the previous covers
>were miles better that what we're getting now. There's a definite attempt
>to buy into the Henry Potter audience. (As a reader of Henry Potter I have
>to agree with Melissa that each of the books get better, so I hold a lot of
>hope out for Rowling - I think that whatever else she's a good world
>and that's what accounts for her success.)
>In terms of the depiction of Chrestomanci - I have the very best depiction
>of him from the Puffin edition published in 1979. He has beautifully
>sculptured features with a handsome moustache, his hair is swept back,
>because it's at the end of the novel when he repels the invaders from the
>garden. I have to say this is the image of Chrestomanci I've imprinted.
>It's completely different from my edition (Mammoth 1989) of "The Lives of
>Christopher Chant" where he looks like a sulky adolescent with a
>hyper-thyroid condition .
>----- Original Message -----
>From: McMullin, Elise <emcmullin at kl.com>
>To: <dwj at suberic.net>
>Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 10:22 PM
>Subject: RE: "Enter the Worlds of Chrestomanci"
>> Hallie said:
>> "I do _not_ like the picture of Chrestomanci, whose face is far too
>> long and
>> > coarse for my liking, but the interview is quite interesting. Everyone
>> > heard the story about DWJ casting the spell - at a Convention in
>> No!! Tell! Tell! I can't leave the computer until you tell!
>> btw, the book really is called English Faery Tales. It was a text
>> book, sort of and my sister and I received it as a joint xmas present in
>> 1977 from our perpetual student uncle :) Tonight - yes - tonight! I
>> pull it out and look up the rest of the info.
>> Now, with that out of the way I wait with baited breath for the
>> story about dwj casting a spell at a convention (some people have All the
>> > Hallie
>> > hallieod at indigo.ie
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