otheng at kinghenry8.coventry.sch.uk
Thu Mar 22 08:50:55 EST 2001
----- Original Message -----
From: Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at indigo.ie>
> :) Actually, you got me thinking what a nice opening for a book that
> would make. "I was born in a small book shop in Durham, when my
> mother became too engrossed in <fill in book title> to notice being
> in labour." I may have to suggest this to Cara in a few years.<<
Much nicer if it was in the Real Durham! There used to be a student bookshop
tucked away in the College - the Cathedral Close, within view of the central
tower. It had a rarely-visited basement - ideal location. (That is Durham
City, County Durham, of course.<g>)
> (And for those on the list who have given birth, this _would_ be
> speculative fiction, so no need for snorts of derision!)
That goes without saying. Though I do know a woman who had eight kids and
never felt any pain till after the transition stage of labour!
> Oddly enough, this morning when buying the paper, I saw part of a
> headline (on the type of paper I don't buy, btw) yelling "TERROR OF
> GIVING BIRTH IN". I had to move another paper to see whether it was
> indeed "... in a book shop", but alas, it was only "in the UK".
We have book shops here too!<g> Why is it supposed to be so terrifying to
give birth here, though?
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