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Otter Perry ottertee at
Thu Dec 4 11:05:30 EST 2003

On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 08:53 AM, minnow at wrote:

> It's possible to write a whole book and never once give any clue as to
> whether the protagonist is a girl-child or a boy-child.  How long was 
> it
> before any other list-member noticed that Kay might be either, in *Yes,
> Dear*?  Took me right through the proofs and being Chuckled At before I
> grasped it, and I had been hinted to that I ought to be looking out for
> something a bit unusual about this book.  (So of course I was looking 
> for
> the wrong sort of "something", that's my excuse.)

Sarah Caudwell managed four novels.  I didn't even notice it until it 
pointed out to me [on the first one -- I didn't read all of them without

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