[DWJ] The New Policeman

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Mon Jan 14 22:04:17 EST 2008

Pamela Dean (not Deans) wrote the trilogy _The Secret Country_, _The 
Hidden Land_ and _The Whim of the Dragon_ (and they're very good). I would 
guess these are the books Deborah is referring to -- at least I've never 
heard of the other two authors as fantasy writers.


> And Deborah wrote:
> Not exactly the same, but the reason I can't bear the Secret
> Country books is the people who are left behind in the real world
> -- breaks my heart for them, and I can't bear it.

On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, Elizabeth Evans wrote:
> Deborah, who wrote these books? I looked in various library catalogues
> and came up with a trilogy by Pamela Deans, and another book with the
> title 'the Secret Country' by Jane Johnson. (Also John Pilger, but I
> figured you weren't referring to his book). 

Alayne McGregor
alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca

"I propose a new standard by which to judge mainstream literature. The
more often a fantasy reader thinks, 'Oh, just forget all that and go save
the world, will you?' the lower the quality of the book." -- Janni Lee Simner

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