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From: "Peter Stewart" <>
Subject: Re: Sueva Orsini's Mother, Jeanne de Sabran
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 02:44:10 GMT
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"D. Spencer Hines" <> blathered in message
> If Stewart's alleged review of four Harry Potter books does actually
> exist -- he's obviously ashamed of it and/or unwilling to have folks
> read it.
"Folks" read it some time ago, when it was published in a several
newspapers - I have no idea if any of these has an archive available free
online, I don't recall even the dates of this or every other commissioned
article in the press, and have no intention of finding out these details for
some Internet nuisances.
> He fears examination for fear his prurience and kinky obsessions will
> be exposed?
Holy smoke, how imbecilic can this man get? Now I PUBLISHED a review in
order to keep its contents secret!
Not at all - pitiful and quite devoid of humour.
> Satin underwear and milk baths, while reading Harry Potter? --
> The imagination runs freely o'er hill and dale.
Clearly yours has run riot - but WHO is displaying an unwholesome
fascination with Harry Potter? I haven't even set eyes on the fifth and (is
it now?) sixth books in the series. Hines on the other hand is parading his
lewd fantasies about a saga of schoolchildren for all to see - and most
unedifying this is for the rest of us.
> Stewart clearly understands this review of four Harry Potter books
> reveals more about his character, his quirks and his kinkiness than
> he really wants ANY of us here to KNOW about him.
Like all my reviews, this was about the subject and not about myself. Anyone
here is free to read my published work, but since this instance doesn't
relate in any way to medieval genealogy it can be of no legitimate interest
here. Writing for the press and periodicals is something I do, neither
praise- nor blame-worthy: a review of this kind was no more exceptional in
my thinking than for a bricklayer to pursue that trade. These absurd
exchanges are just as if someone had said "I once laid some bricks with
illustrations from Harry Potter novels etched onto them", and Brandon and
Hines flew into hysteria screaming "Pish, tosh! We need photos, give us the
address! You are a braggart and perhaps you don't even exist, although you
may be the son of a legendary footballer of course. We require proof so that
we can gibber some more about things that get twisted in our heads...."
> Peter's Secret Life?
His private life, his published writing....this simple concept is too much
for the Hines mentality to take in, as we know.
> Yet it was Peter Stewart HIMSELF who first mentioned he had written said
And that's ALL he said - no boasting about it (on the contrary, I
recommended that Brandon should seek out other reviews that were surely
better); and no claims other than the straightforward one that Hines in his
ignorance and arrogance had ascribed to me an opinion I have never held.
> Surely he understood people would ask him about it.
No, it didn't occur to me that people would be so monstrously silly. I gave
all the information that related in any way to the point.
> Peter seems to have a sort of Death Wish -- or at least a "Desire To
> Be Exposed" --- way down deep.
Again, since he clearly can't restrain himself on the subject of Harry
Potter, we are left to assume that he is projecting his own fervid longings
onto someone else.
The total lack of dignity and self-respect in this vicious oaf is appalling.