Fantasy Monarchies

Ms Kathleen Jennings s368333 at
Tue Feb 4 20:00:46 EST 2003

Charlie wrote:
>the ambitions of fantasy (Saving the World) and the ambitions of 
>Realism (Saving, say, One's Parents' Marriage or the Local Donkey 
>Sanctuary from Closure), and feel there's a middle ground that's not 
>been sufficiently exploited. Why should fantasy take high politics, 
>rather than more domestic matters, as its territory anyway?

I think that's what I like about Patricia Wrightson's fantasies: they 
are set on a small scale, but none the less important for that. I'm 
thinking in particular of _An Older Kind of Magic_ in which the aim is 
to save the Botanic Gardens from being turned into a car park.

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