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Robyn Starkey rohina at
Tue Dec 16 22:41:08 EST 2003

>That reminds me in turn... I very much enjoyed Geraldine McCaughrean's *The
>Stones Are Hatching* (set just after WWI) when it came out, and sent it to a
>friend of mine, whose hobby is numismatics. His one comment on the book:
>'The threepenny bits are the wrong shape.' Sigh...

I read an otherwise perfectly acceptable historical novel in which a young 
William the Conqueror was being taught geography and to draw and read 
realistic 20th century-type maps ("france is coloured blue, England is 
red"). I wrote to the author.

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