[DWJ] The Ogre Downstairs

Katarina Hjärpe katarina.hjarpe at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 09:41:41 EDT 2011


> Which has made it seem to me less DWJ-ish, and more... another era of
> English childrens' novels. I'm not quite sure how to describe it
> except that I read Pickwick Papers last year, which while being all
> and unmistakeably Dickens was also Dickens writing
> Regency-segueing-into-Lord-of-the-Rings. Perhaps it was because when I
> think of most of her novels I think of people discovering or being or
> learning their own magic, and this was much more on the lines of
> Nesbit.
>
> It's definitely DWJ's Nesbit book. :-) But Edith Nesbit is a great author
and DWJ brings some of her own lovely touches (I love the fake Greek!) so
it's still a book very dear to my heart.

Katta


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