[DWJ] The Treasure Seekers
minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue May 26 18:42:11 EDT 2009
>> For a long time as a child I thought the E in Nesbit must be for Edward or
>> Eric, because clearly the first-person author of Oswald must be male.
and Kathleen mentioned
>I think E Nesbit cameos in The Treasure Seekers as the lady Oswald and
>(one of the brothers) meet on the way to the newspaper offices.
Oooh! Thank you! Next time I read it I will look out for that.
But back when I was six... I didn't know about cameos unless the author
said so, as Beatrix Potter does about Samuel Whiskers taking her
wheelbarrow after he had said "let us take our possessions -- and other
people's -- and leave at once" and there was a picture of I think her back
view while the rats did their flit. It wouldn't have occurred to me that
an author might be in a book without saying so. I was innocent in those
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