Wilkins' Tooth jacket

Ulrika Isacsson 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 
>> had
>> 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 
>> schemes
>> for making money. My only successful venture, however, was to give a 
>> Garden
>> 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 
>> outside
>> 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 
>> still
>> in order to supplement his income by catching mice to sell. This 
>> scheme too
>> was a failure."
>> Charlie
> 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?
> Heike
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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