Message from discussion Pratchett comments on Rowling
From: mark <m.gallag...@student.canberra.edu.au>
Subject: Re: Pratchett comments on Rowling
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 17:34:40 +1000
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While recovering from a recent, uncomfortable transmembrification,
Carol Hague (ca...@wrhpv.com) was heard to remark...
> mark <m.gallag...@student.canberra.edu.au> wrote:
> > While recovering from a recent, uncomfortable transmembrification,
> > Freezer (freezer8SPAMTH...@hotmail.com) was heard to remark...
> > > "Equal Rites" (The book in which PTerry first makes the distinction
> > > between Witch magic and Wizard magic) was published in 1987. "Lords
> > > and Ladies" (In which it's stated that a girl can teach herself
> > > witchcraft) was published in 1994 - three years before SS was
> > > published.
> > SS? I don't recall Rowling writing any books with the initials /SS/
> I think Freezer is posting from the US, where the title of the first HP
> book was _Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone_
ITYM, where /PS/ was published under the idiotic title /SS/, *not* "the
title was /SS/" ;-)
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