[DWJ] Living in other series

estairm at yahoo.com estairm at yahoo.com
Wed May 25 03:35:44 EDT 2011

Getting into theories about this series of worlds -- maybe the Chrestomancis are 
mostly (or all) male because boys' mortality is higher?  As far as I understand, 
male fetuses are miscarried more often than female, male infants die more often 
than female -- didn't Janet say something about a baby brother that died?  (Too 
long since I've read Charmed Live, but my daughter and I read our copy to 

So, it would be more likely that a nine-lifed enchanter would be male.


From: Alina <contemplatinum at gmail.com>
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Wed, May 25, 2011 1:30:53 AM
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Living in other series

It never occurred to me before, but you're right, I can't remember any
Chrestomanci being female. Interesting. There are plenty of powerful females
in DWJ's books, but often they're the villains.
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