Names (was: Re: YotG - wee bittie spoilers)
hallieod at indigo.ie
Fri Oct 6 08:12:49 EDT 2000
>And on the general topic of names: I recently re-read Anne Tyler's _The
>Clock Winder_, one of my favorite books though I couldn't say why, and
>there's a Melissa in that too--a sharp-faced fashion model, self-centered
>and superficial. I can't think of any others. Have any of you encountered
>your own name in a book, as at least a moderately important character?
My real name, I'm sorry to say, is Harriet. Need I say more? I was
desperately fond of Harriet the Spy as a child, and am not sure how much
was the fun of finding someone (outside a Victorian novel or the like) with
one of my names. Don't come across all that many Hallies!
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