Stew (see scurvy)
rosieburroughs at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 17 08:11:18 EST 2003
--- Charles Butler <hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk> wrote:
> All this has reminded me of an interiew with a children's author I
> once where he talked about the inevitability of making mistakes when
> historical fiction, and gave as an example a book he wrote (set in
> some time before the Norman invasion) where one of his characters
> stewed and ate an anachronistic rabbit - a mistake that had to be
> out to him by a ten-year-old boy (ten-year-old boys are always
> willing to
> make time to point out this kind of error). Can't remember who the
> author or
> the book was, though - does it ring any bells here?
This was Geoffrey Trease, and I think the book is Mist Over Athelney.
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