[DWJ] Greetings - Enchanted Glass (minor spoiler)

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Mon May 10 16:10:46 EDT 2010


Know anyone called Nadia? Another anagram...

Eleanor

On 9 May 2010, at 17:39, Philip Belben <philip at axeside.co.uk> wrote:

> deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
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>> other parts of it made me wince. Do people want to talk about
>> those things, or would we rather keep the list more focused on
>> the positive? I'm happy either way.
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> I'll de-lurk to say I think we should discuss the problems too.  I  
> wasn't aware of any reluctance that way, actually!
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> (Actually, I loved the book.  I've just read it again, and I think  
> there's strong connections with Time of the Ghost, which I have  
> therefore also just re-read.)
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> When reading the book for the second (or maybe third) time, I had a  
> total DWJ moment.  I sponsor a little girl in Haiti through the  
> ActionAid charity; her name is Dania.  When I was reading the book,  
> there'd recently been a nasty earthquake in Haiti, and I was  
> actually interrupted at my reading by a phone call from ActionAid to  
> say that the area where Dania lived was not badly affected, and they  
> thought she was all right.
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> Trouble was, the man on the phone kept calling her "Diana".  And the  
> passage I was reading was where Andrew was visiting the foster home,  
> and everyone was getting Aidan's name wrong.
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> I wonder if it's significant that Dania is not only an anagram of  
> Diana, but also of Aidan...
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> Philip.
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