Re. literary fantasy

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Mon Nov 10 15:53:11 EST 2003

I wouldn't even touch an attempt at defining 'literary fantasy', but 
for another thought to add to the suggestions you already have, how 
about _To Say Nothing of the Dog_, by Connie Willis?   It's got time 
travel, but also allusions to P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy L. Sayers, 
Jerome K. Jerome, Victorian styles and fads, the Blitz, the coolest 
dog (oh, all right, and a really cool cat too),  which might be 
enough to entice a few people to dip their reluctant toes into the 
specfic pool.


>From: "Kathleen Jennings" <s368333 at>
>To: <dwj at>
>Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 01:35:02 +1000
>Subject: Re: Paging...
>I lent my older sister Deep Secret (and Fahrenheit 451) and have high
>hopes - I got her reading Pratchett last time she visited. Does anyone know
>of some "literary" fantasy (or sf) that she might be able to use to wean her
>reading group onto specfic?
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