dwj for christmas
lskale at metaplaxia.net
Tue Dec 17 02:00:36 EST 2002
At 03:05 AM 12/17/2002 +0000, christian nutt wrote:
>it's not possible for me to *ask* for DWJ books for christmas, because
>everything i'm missing is out of print or UK only at the moment. i just
>need wilkin's tooth/witch's business, yes, dear (has anyone read this?),
>wild robert, and changeover. i think. anything else on the rare side that
>i could be missing? i used to keep a list but it became pointless when i
>got this close to finishing it.
Welcome back, Christian :) I've been acquiring some UK editions through a
friend in Singapore. My DWJ Christmas/birthday gift was Diana Wynne Jones:
An Exciting and Exact Wisdom. I'm in a queue to get Witch's Business from
the library; Amazon has the hardcover.
I believe I read Yes, Dear. It was one of those picture books and involved
a grandmotherly figure. Here's a summary: "Kay catches a magic golden leaf
that creates all kinds of wondrous things, but everyone is too busy to
listen to her tell about it." (Except her grandmother.)
I think Changeover is super-rare, along with the Skiver's Guide.
I haven't had much luck converting people to DWJ. In one case, my friend
isn't much of a fan of children's literature and about the only thing she
liked were the Chrestomanci books. I think DWJ is too strange for
her. Another read my precious Fire and Hemlock and deemed it boring.
I did send another copy of Fire and Hemlock to another friend for
Christmas, who is quite intrigued by it. I might even lend him my Diana
Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exact Wisdom, as he's enough of a lit person
to appreciate it.
>the new list i need is of softbacks i want to replace with hardcovers
>because i like the book too much to have it in a frail format. archer's
>goon at the top. (i have hardcore deep secret, and a dear friend of mine
>got me hardcover hexwood last christmas, so my two faves are taken care of.)
I tend to just get second or third paperback copies of my favorites. I
recently acquired a second copy of the Berkley edition of Fire and Hemlock,
which is a weight off my mind.
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