Heyer (was Re: Names of children (was Melissa's Introduction))

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sat Dec 11 10:02:08 EST 2004


On Friday, December 10, 2004, at 06:32 AM, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

> Otter wrote:
>
>> For heaven's sake, I even have _Lord John_, which is about somebody
>> I'm interested in, but is practically impenetrably written.  [It's a
>> historical novel, not a romance.]
>
> It is my opinion that *My Lord John* is seriously flawed by Heyer's
> apparent blind spot about religion: it is not sensible to write an
> ostensibly accurate and historical book set among the nobility in the 
> early
> fifteenth century and make no mention of any character in it having any
> religious feeling or motivation.  A bit like writing something set in 
> the
> present day among the Cabinet or the Administration and having nobody 
> in it
> with any interest in money or sex.

Well, this tells me I can never have gotten through it.  Because I would
have noticed and been terminally annoyed by this.

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