<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR="#ffffff"><FONT SIZE=3 FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Times New Roman" LANG="0">I joined this list recently in the hope of seeing and joining in discussion
<BR>about Diana Wynne Jones's books and other children's fantasy literature.
<BR>So far there seems to have been correspondence mainly about tea, Marmite,
<BR>Bovril and jello/jelly. Have I hit a bad patch? Should I stay? Is it always
<BR>like this? Have I missed something?
<BR>I'm not normally a virtuous objector to cakes and ale, or to touches of
<BR>companionable lightness amongst people who seem to know each other quite
<BR>well, but if I'd wanted discussion of that I'd have joined the cakes and ale
<BR>list from JISCmail.