In a message dated 13/11/2004 12:03:01 GMT Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
I only read Wintle's Wonders as an adult and liked it up until the last chapter
It's my favourite NS as well: I did read it as a child, and thought that the ending was wonderful - I remember laughing out loud with triumph when I got there. It's a Cinderella story, of course, and how could one want Cinderella to stay sitting in the ashes, even if we're all assured that sweeping kitchens is far more important and useful than marrying princes? I can quite see that, from an adult point of view, we'd like to be reassured that humdrumity (if I may invent an abstract noun) is better than fame and fortune, because most of us on this list are humdrumers (and again...). But for a child, never!
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