From:  shan lung <shanlung9@y...>
Date:  Sat Oct 2, 2004  8:57 pm
Subject:  Very OT - Joy and her photo

Hi folks,

Last night just as the three of us were getting on the
motorbike to go out for dinner, the apartment guard
stopped us to give us a book from
UK sent to Joy on
special delivery. That book was Bliss by Peter Carey
and twice winner of the Booker Prize.

I was wondering what the book was about as the cover
looked vaguely familar. Joy than told me she was
given the book because the publisher used a photo that
she took as its cover.

I nearly dropped from my bike in surprise. I always
thought she took good pictures only with precise
direction from me. The revelation that the picture
that she took without any direction from me was
thought to be good enough for a book cover was soul
shaking. She did not even told me she got a nice
check for that a couple months ago. I might not even
have known of it if we were not stopped to be given
that book.

Maybe I should not have directed her so much on the
photos of Tink and me. Maybe the accolades you folks
kept giving to Joy as the photographer were actually
warranted. I may even have to think of her more than
one who merely holds a camera to my direction and
pressing the button.

Her original photo is in
http://www.worldisround.com/articles/15198/index.html

the photo is titled "The Vanguard at Nimbin's museum"

That book Bliss by Peter Carey is in
http://www.faber.co.uk/xview_book.cgi?book_id=19800&genre=1&subgenre=0


Look at the paperback published August 05, 2004









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With warmest regards

Shanlung - lackey to all below
Joy - wife, Tinkerbell - CAG, daughter and love of my heart
Halftail the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat
Zorro - ferret which loves parrot pellets
Bim and Zor are with other loving families now
I will remember them for the happy times they gave me

earlier emails and photo links on Tink -
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9
(erratically and sporadically updated)