[DWJ] Re:Farah Mendlesohn's book - blatant commercial plug

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Sep 12 16:20:26 EDT 2006


Well my insight is the answer, "yes".

robyn

Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:

>Harumph. Not one week ago I finally shelled out the $95 and ordered this
>book from Amazon. I've wanted to ever since I've known that I'm quoted in it
>(vain creature that I am).  But in about a month I'll be giving my lecture
>on the topic on which I'm quoted: a detailed discussion of intertextuality
>in "Howl's Moving Castle" as it pertains to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". It
>would be nice to have Farah's book to wave about as I speak. The lecture
>will be given at Icon, Israel's big F&SF convention; this year's guest of
>honor is Neil Gaiman, I'm looking forward to meeting him. I'm also scheduled
>to give a lecture about Narnia vs. His Dark Materials, entitled "Is Philip
>Pullman the Anti-Lewis" - if any of you have insights or comments to
>contribute, I'm all ears.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
>Charles Butler
>Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 7:49 PM
>To: Diana Wynne Jones
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] Re:Farah Mendlesohn's book - blatant commercial plug
>
>
>$95? Stung by Hallie's rebuke, I'll point out that you could by buy not one
>but TWO copies of my book for that price, and still have change for a Peanut
>Butter Cup (surely the closest thing this world has to offer to a Butter
>Pie). Mine's got quite a lot more pages too - but I'll leave it to others to
>work out the insights-per-dollar ratio.
>
>  I know Farah hopes for a paperback edition at some point, by the way -
>which I certainly hope she'll get.
>
>  Charlie
>
>
>Website: www.charlesbutler.co.uk
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