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In 1966 […] I was reading graffiti in the waiting room at Alderley Edge Station. One, done in chalk, was: “Janet Heathcoat = Alan Flask. It is true.” Somebody had added, in silver lipstick, without punctuation or a capital letter: “not really now not any more”.
First published in Science Fiction Studies, in 2006
Diana Wynne Jones: Children’s Literature and the Fantastic Tradition – Farah Mendlesohn. (Routledge, 2005)
Like many people I first came to Diana Wynne Jones’s novel as an adult rather as a child. 1,229 more words
I avoided the books of Alan Garner as a child. A 1970s Armada Lion edition copy of Elidor sat on my shelf, always taunting me. It might have been the threat of Tolkein-esque high fantasy suggested by its gaudy cover that put me off, or maybe, just maybe the sense of dread that permeated its pages were seeping into my world. 972 more words
Apparently there’s a solar eclipse happening right now. It’s so foggy out I can’t see anything so I’m here typing instead. Today is the last working day of my week off so I’m going to squeeze every bit of joy out of it I can. 677 more words