[DWJ] Flower fund

Charlie Butler charles.hannibal at gmail.com
Thu May 20 07:18:36 EDT 2010


Good point! But yes, if Minnow is prepared to act as sifter-in-chief, I'm
sure we can still come up with some goodies.

Charlie

On 20 May 2010 12:12, Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at gmail.com> wrote:

> That picture is fantastic.  Good choice.
>
> The only problem with arranging for Amazon (or some other bookshop)
> packages
> to come through her door is that we need a sense of what she's already
> read.  How disappointing to have a lovely box of books arrive only to find
> you'd read them all?  She gets a lot of galleys, ARCs and the like already,
> not to mention books written by friends.  Megan Whalen Turner's latest
> being
> one I thought of and then smacked my head over.  It's dedicated to DWJ and
> Sharyn is the editor, so not such a bright choice.
>
> Minnow, you up to some stealth work?
>
> Hallie
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Charlie Butler <
> charles.hannibal at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > This list is amazing! There is now more than £250 in the flowers fund,
> > enough for many successive bouquets and then some. I took the liberty of
> > buying a picture for Diana with some of the remainder - a startling
> > photograph of a nuthatch with a hazelnut in its beak, which I'm having
> > mounted (you can see it here, but it doesn't do justice to the
> poster-sized
> > image I saw in the artist's studio this morning:
> > http://markegertonimages.com/nuthatch/). For some reason this seemed to
> me
> > a
> > very DWJ image.
> >
> > As for what else we might do, I know that Diana is always on the look-out
> > for fresh reading, especially when she's not up to writing herself, so
> > maybe
> > we could arrange for Amazonian parcels to come through her door at
> > intervals? For that, though, I need suggestions. So, amaze yourself like
> > Fanny Price at the prospect of being "a chuser of books! And... having
> any
> > one's improvement in view in [your] choice!" In happier times, "What
> books
> > would you like to recommend to DWJ?" might have been a good thread for
> this
> > list. Now, let's do it for real.
> >
> > I was going to visit her this morning, by the way, but when I spoke on
> the
> > phone yesterday she told me that she had come down with a very bad cold,
> on
> > top of everything else, so it is going to have to wait till next week.
> >
> > Charlie
> >
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