Stew (see scurvy)

Rosie Hopkins rosieburroughs at
Wed Dec 17 08:11:18 EST 2003

 --- Charles Butler <hannibal at> wrote: 
> All this has reminded me of an interiew with a children's author I
> heard
> once where he talked about the inevitability of making mistakes when
> writing
> historical fiction, and gave as an example a book he wrote (set in
> Britain
> some time before the Norman invasion) where one of his characters
> caught,
> stewed and ate an anachronistic rabbit - a mistake that had to be
> pointed
> 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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