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    WOSSNAME Newsletter of the Klatchian Foreign Legion JULY 2006 (Volume 9, Issue 7) Part 1 of 3 Sections
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      WOSSNAME
      Newsletter of the Klatchian Foreign Legion
      JULY 2006 (Volume 9, Issue 7)
      Part 1 of 3 Sections
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      WOSSNAME is a FREE publication for members of the
      worldwide Klatchian Foreign Legion and its affiliates,
      including the North American Discworld Society and other
      continental groups. Are you a member? Yes, if you sent in
      your name, country and e-mail address. Are there any dues?
      No. Just ask to be put on the mailing list.
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      Editor in Chief: Joseph Schaumburger
      Managing Editor: Annie Mac
      News Editor: T.F. (Tiff) Peasey
      Staff Writers: Asti Osborn, Paul Blake, Steven D'Aprano
      Book Reviews: Drusilla D'Afanguin
      Puzzle Editor: volunteer needed
      Bard in Residence: Weird Alice Lancrevic
      DW Horoscope: Anaemia Asterisk
      Emergency Staff: Jason Parlevliet,
      Nathan Clissold, Dylan Williams
      Art Director: Rhett Pennell
      World Membership Director: Steven D'Aprano
      Webmaster: Paul Wilkins, disk@...
      Copyright 2006 by Klatchian Foreign Legion
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      INDEX:

      ====Part 1
      1) QUOTE OF THE MONTH
      2) PTERRY TO ATTEND USA MIDSOUTH CON IN MARCH '07
      3) PTERRY AND THE PIRATES, AGAIN
      4) BUT HAVE ANY BEEN TRANSLATED INTO KLATCHIAN?
      5) WINTERSMITH TOUR DATES IN THE UK
      6) THE TRUTH IN AUGUST
      7) SEAMSTRESSES ON THE DISCWORLD

      ====Part 2
      8) SONG OF THE MONTH
      9) DISCWORLD PLAY ADAPTATIONS
      10) LETTERS FROM ALL OVER

      ====Part 3
      11) YOUR NEW DW HOROSCOPE
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      ====Part 1

      1) QUOTE OF THE MONTH

      "Vampires have risen from the dead, the grave and the crypt, but have
      never managed it from the cat."
      ~Terry Pratchett: "Witches Abroad"

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      2) PTERRY TO ATTEND USA MIDSOUTHCON 25 IN MARCH '07

      Terry Pratchett has been selected as the main Guest of Honor
      at the Midsouth Con in Memphis, TN on March 23-25, 2007.

      Online Pre-Registration is open for MSC 25. For the details see
      Pricing & Registration at http://midsouthcon.org/index.html
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      3) PTERRY AND THE PIRATES, AGAIN
      by T.F. Peasey

      There is an article on internet piracy and Pratchett in The Times,
      titled 'Welcome to the disc underworld'. It can be read at:
      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,170-2273188,00.html

      An extract:'Terry Pratchett, whose bestselling fantasy books have
      been published in 35 languages, told The Times that his agent
      regularly monitored the internet to keep a check on any counterfeit
      copies. Every week more examples were found. He said: "But there's
      always a feeling that one is rushing around plugging holes into the
      dam. One is pursuing a guerrilla war."

      'Any Pratchett e-book that appears for sale has definitely been
      pirated because only one of his bestselling novels, Thud!, is
      available legitimately in that form. No one has been given a
      licence to produce the others.'
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      4) BUT HAVE ANY BEEN TRANSLATED INTO KLATCHIAN?

      Colin Smythe reports that he has received copies of the Greek
      edition of 'Pyramids' (published by Psychogios), a Spanish mass-
      market unillustrated edition of 'Eric' (deBolsillo), Latvian
      editions of 'The Amazing Maurice' and 'The Wee Free Men' (Zvaigzne)
      and a Dutch edition of 'A Hat Full of Sky' (Uitgeverij M). It's
      always good to know the Word of the Master keeps on spreading!
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      5) WINTERSMITH TOUR DATES IN THE UK

      The following dates have so far been confirmed by Rob Wilkins - we
      will let you know if any more dates are confirmed. At the moment we
      have no details of Terry's US dates.


      Thursday 28th September, 6pm - Terry in conversation with...

      At the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London.

      Organised by Blackwell's Charing Cross Road.

      You will need to apply for tickets for this event. Full ticketing
      details to be confirmed soon, so please do not contact the shop at
      this stage.

      Friday 29th September, 6.30pm - Terry in conversation with...

      At The Dancehouse, 10 Oxford Road, Manchester.

      Organised by Waterstone's Deansgate.

      You will need to apply for tickets for this event. Full ticketing
      details to be confirmed soon, so please do not contact the shop at
      this stage.

      Saturday 30th September, 12.30pm - Signing session

      At Borders Buchanan Street, Glasgow.

      98 Buchanan Street, Royal Exchange Square.

      Monday 2nd October, 5.30pm - Signing session

      At Ottakar's Bromsgrove.

      66-68 High Street, Bromsgrove, Worcs.

      Wednesday 4th October, 5pm - Signing session

      At WHSmith Exeter.

      34-35 Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter.
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      6) THE TRUTH IN AUGUST

      An adaptation of Terry Pratchett's novel THE TRUTH, will be
      performed by Stuffed Onion Theatre Company at Harrison Hall,
      Harrison Drive, Wallasey, Wirral. (opposite Grove Road Station).

      Dates:
      Evening Performances: 24th - 26th August at 19:30
      Matinee: 26th August at 14:00

      Tickets are GPB 5.00 and may be purchased from Phil Cartwright:
      Tel: 0151 638 0862
      Email: nfawdry_2000@...
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      7) SEAMSTRESSES ON THE DISCWORLD

      by Stacie Haines, reprinted by permission of the author

      Inside the Victorian Home by Judith Flanders offers an explanation about why
      "seamstress" means what it does in DW terms. It's pretty obvious anyway, or
      it is to me (guilty of being a Victorian scholar), but it was still
      interesting to come upon the explanation in B&W.

      Poor women worked as seamstresses, but it was extremely difficult to get
      work, and there were a lot of them; so they were nominally seamstresses, but
      had to supplement their income.

      Page 313:
      Gentleness, silence, and ignorance were almost synonymous as
      desireable ladylike traits. Arthur Munby offered financial help to
      a milliner who had fallen on hard times. She had managed to keep
      herself away from prostitution, the all-too-easy end for many poor
      seamstresses, but even so, noted Munby, "though a virtuous
      respectable girl, [she] has not--nor can any such girl have -- the ignorance
      of vice which one desires in a lady.

      So even though this woman did not sell her sexual favors, she was
      close enough to know about the possibility, and probably knew girls
      or women who did have to rely on prostituting themselves to get by. Even
      the knowledge of such was enough to make one "unladylike."

      Seamstress was the default occupation for women who needed to work
      and had nothing else; needlework was a common skill, and necessary
      because laundry frequently required taking garments apart for
      cleaning, and sewing them back together after. There was,therefore, more
      needlework than mending and original manufacture would account for. But
      women and girls of the household would often do some of
      this work, so seamstresses couldn't count on employment and often
      had to fall back on the trade for which every woman came ready
      equipped. Needlework required little in the way of equipment, and
      prostitution required even less. There was an enormous overlap.

      I found it interesting that Pratchett didn't just pick something
      --this was a definite social trend in 19th century Britain.

      I highly recommend this book as easy to read and engaging; I have
      found it to be of great value in supplementing one's enjoyment of
      19th Century British literature.

      from http://www.esmeraldus.blogspot.com/
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