After a longish period, with not much happening at all, the last week has been a particularly good time for reviews of my 'nostalgedy...
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Jambalaya - Introducing Ulolulo Sodme
Meet Ulolulo, the Maid of all Work at the Garden Household. Ulolulo is a resourceful lady with a mysterious past, a decidedly odd present and an uncertain future. I know, I know, you're thinking it's an odd name. The book explains that: "No-one knew for sure where Ulolulo had come from, or even if that was her real name. One night, all of the lights in the house had gone out and there, at the front door, was Ulolulo, her once blonde hair, blackened and standing straight from her head, sparks flying from the fillings in her teeth. As they prised her finger from the electric bell-push that Judge Garden had installed that very day, they asked her name.
She had not spoken or moved for a whole month after that. Now, she was a much valued member of the household staff. In fact, she was the only member of the household staff. The servants quarters had proved to be aptly named when they had collapsed on the butler, cook and kitchen maid. Ulolulo had sensibly refused to sleep inside any building erected by the Judge and now lived happily but warily in a hole in the ground."
Drop into Jambalaya and meet her, you might just take to her!