[DWJ] witches in fiction, and exploiting

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Thu Jun 22 13:18:22 EDT 2006

On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, Rowland, Jennifer A B wrote:
|Howl has the most food description, I think, several fried breakfasts
|and the cream cakes from Martha's shop, which certainly make me hungry
|when I read it. But mostly I can think of things happening over meals,
|but the meal not being described much (the dinner with the ghosts in
|Charmed Life, the feast at the castle in Hexwood) or nasty food
|descriptions (Witch Week, the washing-up spell in Magicians of Caprona)-
|all very memorable but *not* appetising.

oh, yes! Or "A Slice of Life" from the Now We Are Sick poetry

What's become of Mr. Grundy?
He hasn't been in school all Monday
A rumour went round in Assembly:
"Our Headmaster's gone to Wembley
To have a rest, and Mrs. Todd
Will be in future known as God."
I found some toenails in my stew.
I don't believe that rumour's true.

Lots of food, but it's all disgusting.

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America-there's
the United States of America...  We worship an awesome God in the
Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our
libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue
States and have gay friends in the Red States.  There are
patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who supported
it. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars
and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.
	-- Barakh Obama

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