OT: sally watson back in print!
lalamme at gru.net
Sat May 24 00:49:01 EDT 2003
Thanks for the news, Deborah! I used to love Sally Watson,
though I haven't encountered any of her books since my high
school library. I think my favorites were _Other Sandals_ and
_Lark_ (though I might be getting it mixed up with _Linnet_). Are
those reprinted yet?
> Sally Watson is not a writer of Quality Literature, in the DWJ sense of
> quality. Her books are great fun, romps in which a girl in a historical
> setting (ranging from 1500s Britain to 1930s Trans-Jordan/Palestine, at
> my best recollection) has a funky feminist coming of age. So a 19th
> century teenager becomes a pirate who frees slaves rather than becoming
> a lady, and a 17th century girl runs away from home and lives with
> pickpockets, and a perky little Jacobite does her bit for Bonny Prince
> Charlie. They tend to wear boy's clothes. My favorite two, by far, are
> Jade and Linnet, and it looks like Linnet hasn't come back into print,
> yet. Very 1960s, and very fun.
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