[DWJ] Music in DWJ

Devra devra at aol.com
Fri Dec 2 22:05:59 EST 2011

Did we mention the young lady who plays the harp to assist Tacroy in his world walking?  (Can't remember...)


-----Original Message-----
From: Gillian Houck <erikagillian at gmail.com>
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Wed, Nov 30, 2011 10:41 pm
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Music in DWJ

There's other Armitage stories with music in them.  Including a wish
n song form in the framing story.  There's the choir and magically
erfect singing voices, that one reminded me of being as beautiful as
he day in Five Children and It. At least I think it was Five
hildren.  Oh, I'm certain there's at least one more in that book.
or anyone who read the old Armitage stories and hasn't heard of it,
here is a new edition with new stories including an ending for the
erial Garden, I believe her daughter said in the introduction that
he always felt bad leaving that story hanging like that.
I remember one Aiken story about a ghost of a woman who plays the harp
n the Green Flash.  I'm sure there are many in the stories, she wrote
o many!
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Gin <kalaidiscope at gmail.com> wrote:

 Has anyone mentioned " The Serial Garden"  a by Joan Aiken yet?  A glorious
 bitter sweet short story featuring the Armitage family, with a spell in the
 form of a tune composed by Michael's music teacher.

 Joan Aiken also has music often in her stories, so there may be examples in
 some of her other writing where music is used for magic.

 I am really enjoying this thread. Every time I think of a book, I come look
 at my emails and find someone else has already written about it. Like a
 conversation where someone knows you well enough to be thinking  the same


 On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at gmail.com>wrote:

> Sorry, last message was meant to be in reply to Gili's question about the
> magic and music story.
> Here's the link to the message where you might have read it:
> http://www.suberic.net/pipermail/dwj/2000-April/002162.html
> Hallie
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 9:31 AM, Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > The story about magic and music was in that little publicity booklet
> > HarperCollins put out in 2000, called "Enter the Worlds of Chrestomanci".
> > There's an extract from *Charmed Life* and an interview with DWJ, though
> > it doesn't say who did the interviewing. I grabbed many copies when they
> > were in bookshops, and might even have written that story up -- will
> check
> > the archives.
> >
> > Hallie
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Gili Bar-Hillel <
> > gbhillel at netvision.net.il> wrote:
> >
> >> And Fire and Hemlock, no doubt. There's a wonderful story ABOUT DWJ,
> don't
> >> remember where I read it. From my memory: she was on a panel about music
> >> and magic at some convention, and was getting increasingly annoyed by
> what
> >> her fellow panelists were saying. So finally she got up and said, "magic
> >> and music are like THIS!" and snapped her fingers. At which point, due
> >> allegedly to some technical glitch, Beethoven's fifth started pumping in
> >> through the speakers. But of course it was no glitch, we all know DWJ
> was
> >> really a witch. Can anyone confirm this anecdote, or refer me to where I
> >> may have read it?
> >>
> >>
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