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Giving Birth in Bookworld
Posted by: Anonymous User (
Date: May 14, 2006 09:00AM

As a sentimentalist, I was disappointed when Thursday turned up in this book, baby in arms. I can understand why, but it would've been so interesting to have Thursday give birth in Bookworld!

Can't remember which book it was (Cold Comfort Farm?) where the heroine hopes her birth experience doesn't resemble Kitty's in Anna Karenina (must agree there). So then, which book would be preferable? That way Thursday could pop over there.

Another horror was Ethel Turner's if you ever read her letters. She reckoned it was like having her arms pulled off.


Re: Giving Birth in Bookworld
Posted by: Zuki-pah (
Date: May 14, 2006 11:59AM

Personally, I'm glad JF left the screaming birthing baby scene out of the written and left it in the imagination filled space between books. However your idea of her popping into some other birthing narrative for the experience is, I must say, original :-)

By the way, welcome to the fforum! Always great to have another Aussie. Feel free to have some cake <holds out platter of battenburg> or maybe some marshmallows, if you can get them away from the dodos <angry plocking comes from general direction of marshmallows>.

Oh, and pop on over to Nextian chat, there is more weird and wonderful fforumite traffic there.

- Zuki-pah

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