dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #993

Aimee Smith s4028253 at student.uq.edu.au
Tue Mar 15 07:28:54 EST 2005

Lackey Henderson Bowles and Mikesell...
Perhaps they are the sort of firm (and people) who would take 
themselves very seriously and try to lend an austerity to their 
reputation, whatever their actual circumstances. Selling softdrink / 
soda / pop / whatchamacallit might be absolutely necessary but they 
don't have to like it or be good at it, which would filter down to the 
way they sold their wares, perhaps. One who had business of an 
official, magical and legal nature Would Not Joke about the fact that 
such illustrious personages sold popcorn.

>>> Helen Schinske suggested
>>>> This means DWJ has just GOT to have a firm named
>>> Lackey Henderson Bowles and
>>>> Mikesell in her next book.
>>> I don't know what the next one is about, but the
>>> first, handwritten draft
>>> is finished, so she might not be able to shoehorn
>>> them in.  I've forwarded
>>> the suggestion to her, though.  What do you suppose
>>> they are?  Surveyors?
>>> Loss adjustors?  Accountants?
>> Multiverse Assessors?
>> Jon
> Magical Taxation Lawsuit Specialists ?

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