Wilkins' Tooth jacket
miri at home.se
Thu Aug 19 14:07:47 EDT 2004
Heike Cappel wrote:
> On 19 Aug 2004, at 17:56, Charles Butler wrote:
>> For boring reasons of my own I just got hold (temporarily) of a first UK
>> edition of Wilkins' Tooth. The author bio on the inside of the jacket
>> some information I'd never seen before, though others no doubt have -
>> but I
>> thought it was worth putting up:
>> Diana Wynne Jones writes: "I was brought up in the country. Like
>> Frank and
>> Jess, I was often hard up. OWN BACK LTD. was, in fact, one of my own
>> for making money. My only successful venture, however, was to give a
>> Fete almost single-handed at the age of 9. The proceeds were to go to a
>> 'charity' made up of myself and my sisters. To our chagrin, our parents
>> discovered the scheme as soon as a queue of children began to form
>> the garden gate. It was then too late to stop the Fete, but we were
>> made to
>> send our takings to the Red Cross - which we did with the greatest
>> reluctance: they amounted to nearly £3.
>> "I am now married to an Oxford don and have three sons, who carry
>> on the
>> tradition. I met one the other day in a broom cupboard, sitting very
>> in order to supplement his income by catching mice to sell. This
>> scheme too
>> was a failure."
> I have the USA first edition ("Witch's Business") which has a very
> similar text but written in third person and missing the last two
> sentences. I haven't got a newer copy, what does it say now?
The 2002 Collins Voyager edition has no extra text at all. Might be
because of it being a paper back maybe...
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