[DWJ] Grannys

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Wed Mar 28 00:08:08 EDT 2007

On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 JOdel at aol.com wrote:

> Actually what I've noticed is that where Grandmothers were usually 
> either good or comically bad in DWJs early books (F&H and TotG both 
> have "rescuer" Grans), her collection seems to have recently worked 
> up to some really nasty ones. This one, and Gammer Pinhoe coming one 
> after the other is a bit of a bonk on the head. There was an evil 
> old bat in Conrad's Fate as well.

Perhaps it's just the passage of time. If she'd gotten around to 
writing about them when she was younger, they'd have been nasty 
mothers or aunts; but now the world is older and they're grandmothers 

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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