dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #628

Gill Othen gill at othen.fslife.co.uk
Fri Apr 25 12:03:41 EDT 2003

Hmmmm. It may simply be that Lymond is sexier for me.<g> Though a (male)
friend did his best to wreck it with a reference to cornflower-blue hair and
straw-coloured eyes - Oonagh?

> Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 20:57:54 -0500
> From: Margaret Ball <margaret at onr.com>
> Subject: Re: dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #627
> >
> >
> > Why Lymond rather than Niccolo? I have to say (re-reading "Disorderly
> >Knights" just now) that I still prefer Frances to Nicholas, but the later
> >sequence is very intriguing too.
> >
> Dunno...somehow I never got as involved with the Niccolo books as I did
> with the Lymond books. Setting may have something to do with it. When
> Dunnett does 16th century Scotland I feel as if she's describing people
> and places she knew in a previous life. When I read the Niccolo books I
> feel as if she's .worked really hard on her research and has done an
> excellent job...but for me, the Lymond series just feels more real.
> - --
> Margaret Ball
> http://www.flameweaver.com

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