[DWJ] Sacking the maids...

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Wed May 16 01:39:31 EDT 2007


If I remember correctly (and I may not), all the castle servants are
employees of the government.


Farah

On 16/05/07, Judith Ridge <Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au> wrote:
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> On 16/5/07 3:27 PM, "Sally Odgers" <sodgers at iinet.net.au> wrote:
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> > ODWJM. How do the servants in DWJ stack up? Most of them seem to have
> plenty
> > of dignity.
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> I'm rereading Pinhoe Egg as we speak (literally). (Well, we're not
> literally
> speaking, but I am literally reading Pinhoe Egg when I am not sending
> emails
> to the list!)
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> It strikes me that the servants at Chrestomanci Castle are treated very
> much
> as colleagues by Chrestomanci and Millie. Obviously, they're servants, but
> they are highly regarded for their magical abilities. It seems to me about
> as an egalitarian setup as you could hope to find in a master-servant
> relationship. I'm just past the scene where Cat brings Syracuse back after
> Syracuse lost a shoe due to Cat's magically making Syracuse tow Roger on
> his
> bike. Cat is met by the united (and angry) front of Chrestomanci and Joss
> Callow:
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> "They were waiting side by side to meet him, looking as unlike as two men
> more or less the same height could look... But they both looked powerful
> and
> they both looked far from pleased. Cat could hardly tell which of them he
> wanted less to meet."
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> Judith
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