[DWJ] Re: Buttons? was Cinderella Graph
henx19 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 01:25:36 EDT 2006
I love The Ordinary Princess. It's one of my favorite books of all time, I
Juliet Marillier also used the story of the swan princes in her book
Daughter of the Forest, which was all right even if it did take sort of a
Diana Galbadon view of history, in which
(also I've spelled everything rather dubiously, but it's late and I can't be
bothered checking it all ;)
vague spoilers for both authors
everyone gets raped now and again. which may or may not be accurate, but in
any case I vastly disliked reading about it.
2006/8/22, Dorian E. Gray <israfel at eircom.net>:
> Sue said...
> > Re: Cinderella. As a child I always like M. M. Kaye's The Ordinary
> > Princess,
> > since Princess Amy runs away from home and then becomes a Cinderella by
> > getting
> > a job as a kitchen maid at two pfennigs a week. And it impressed me
> > terribly
> > that it would take her fifty weeks of work to have enough for a new
> > Plus
> > when she breaks a plate it comes out of her salary. It brought a real,
> > less
> > romanticized, sense of class dynamics into the story.
> Oh yes, that is such a lovely story. And the Prince in it is rather
> Buttons-ish, becoming Amy's friend and confidant, and appearing to her to
> another servant.
> Until the sky falls on our heads...
> Dorian E. Gray
> israfel at eircom.net
> "I will not trust you, I,
> Nor longer stay in your curst company.
> Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray;
> My legs are longer though to run away."
> -Wm. Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
> Dwj mailing list
> Dwj at suberic.net
More information about the Dwj