[DWJ] DWJ Books for younger children
minnow at belfry.org.uk
Fri Dec 11 08:22:25 EST 2009
>On Thursday, December 10, 2009, at 06:49 PM, Helen Chong wrote:
>> I have been "lurking" for a while. Although I have been tempted to
>> write a few times I have hesitated to put in my two pence worth,
>> because all of you seem to be experts (librarians, university
>> lecturers in childrens' literature, authors, translators etc) and I am
>> not. I just read and collect DWJ because I enjoy her writing.
And Otter wrote:
>Me, too. I am a reader, not an expert.
I don't think that this makes your views less valid than those who use
fancy language to express theirs -- and it would certainly seem that nor
does DWJ (who is herself no slouch when it comes to academic qualification,
what with and Oxford degree and a doctorate from Bristol and newspaper
In fact she has been known once or twice to agree with that definition of
"expert" which works better in speech than in writing: "ex" as in
"has-been", "spurt" as in "drip under pressure".
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