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As Sonya said above, I think we all thought borders were settled.
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Good point about Australia, Sonya. And about Ukraine.
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I can imagine how complex that can be!
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It's true that a lot of countries are recent constructs
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Jo Bev here, doing a quick blog on a funky set-up -- our household computer system was attacked! Here in the UK, we’re embroiled in a referendum as to whether we should leave the EU – the European Union. I won’t go into it, but it’s got me thinking about borders and boundaries in history. Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) is an island, which is a natural boundary, though the coasts have often been raided, and the countries invaded. The borders between England and Scotland and Wales have been at times flexible, but the English at least, tend to... Continue reading
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Mungo is a well known Scottish name,Linda, as you probably know. I think there's a Saint Mungo. Jo
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I wouldn't use another author's name, no. But with reference to the town that existed, we authors often find that what we make up was real. It's because we're tuned in to the time.
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sue, good point about Shirley. Writers -- and perhaps readers? -- in the post cared much less about all this, I thnk!
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Edward, I'm with you on names, and if it's unusual, I want to know the parents' motivation,
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"Only recently have we used last name spellings for first names for women. It's a nit-picky thing, but yeah, I'm that person." So true, Tempest, and girls usually got conventional names, but it wasn't uncommon for men to be given a parental surname -- usually the mother's -- in the Gorgian range.
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sorry about the confusuon today. I put the AAW up on the wrong day!
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Hi, Jo Beverley here, pulling together an AAW. If you dont know, AAW is Ask A Wench, and the question this time is: How do you come up with names for characters and places that feel right for the place and period? What about titles, familiar names, and nicknames? My answers would be similar to the other Wenches, but I'll add a bit at the end. Anne I don't have any single way to choose names or titles. Sometimes they just come to me, sometimes I note a good name down in a little notebook when I come across it.... Continue reading
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I remember the spaghetti one. You have to remember that pasta wasn't common in Britain then, so no one had thought much about where it came from. BBC Radio 4 had one yesterday -- I can't find a clip -- about the environmental dangers of the gas produced by fizzy wines and the prospect of flat champagne! Jo
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Zemindar was the author's only book. Amazing!
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Yes, Jean/Julia wrote some splendid books!
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I'm glad it rang true, Olivia
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2016 on Jo Beverley: Interview! at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Anne.
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That's high praise, Margaret.
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Glad you've found your place, Joanna.
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Thanks, Elizabeth
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Sue, I have to say that I like a small town rather than the boonies
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Alison, it's interesting that some of us like people around and others really don't.
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Read faster, Rose! Though in my own defence, I'm only doing one book a year these days.
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Thanks.
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Thanks. It is a great cover, isn't it?
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