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The Naming of Characters in The Troubadours Quartet

Author and blogger Elizabeth Noreen Newton asked me how I created the characters’ names in The Troubadours Quartet. I had no idea that the answer would be so long! There’s a list of characters at the beginning of ‘Song Hereafter’ and it gave me a shock to realise that I’d included a hundred real 12th…
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Watching your medieval language

How far should a historical novelist make her language antique-sounding? here are some of my thoughts in a blog for Mary Anne Yarde. ‘Thou shalt be like totally awesome’