[DWJ] Monthly Read-Along

Gin kalaidiscope at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 18:36:01 EST 2012


I now want to meet your daughter.

Virginia
On Dec 5, 2012 10:16 AM, "Gillian Houck" <erikagillian at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow!  I keep running across heroes of mine, that I don't really
> consider contemporaries or in the same places, turning out to be
> friends :)  Weirdest to me was Joe Strummer and Bruce Springsteen
> liking each others music.  I don't know if they met or not, but
> Strummer got the people who run one of the big British music festivals
> to let Springsteen play.  Oh, ok, weirder was Johnny Cash and Joe
> Strummer doing a duet.  Or maybe Springsteen and Tom Waits?  :)
>
> I was just thinking that Ms Aiken also had a strange childhood, or at
> least it sounds strange.
>
> And your daughter is Dido?  Wow.  She was one of the few kids in
> fiction that I thought of as someone to emulate when I was a kid.
>
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 3:01 PM,  <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Tue, 4 Dec 2012 13:47:32 -0800
> > Gillian Houck <erikagillian at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of Auntie Bea's Day
> >> Out when I was commenting somewhere about the similarities in some DWJ
> >> and Joan Aiken stories.  Auntie Bea also gives you a bad adult as do a
> >> lot of Joan Aiken's.  I think the point I was making was when I was
> >> reading some DWJ short stories, including that one and Pink Toad Stool
> >> (if that's the right one) made me think of the story Cat Flap and
> >> Apple Pie and for a bit I couldn't decide if Cat Flap and Apple Pie
> >> (which I hadn't read in quite a while) was by Ms Jones or Ms Aiken.
> >> Which I think Ms Jones might have taken as a compliment :)  Well, I
> >> just assume everyone likes Joan Aiken, since I have loved her since
> >> grade school when our teacher read us all of Wolves of Willoughby
> >> Chase and had Black Hearts and Nightbirds on the shelves for us to
> >> read to ourselves.  Possibly Ms Aiken would have taken it as a
> >> compliment too :)
> >
> > I think they would both have enjoyed the comparison: they were friends.
> >
> > I got told by both of them separately that my daughter *was* Dido Twite.
> > This was slightly alarming, especially since I don't think she had been
> > born when Dido was first written.  I don't *think* she was anyone
> > written by Diana...
> >
> > Minnow
> >
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