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minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sun Jan 25 10:49:31 EST 2004


Monika wrote:

>>On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

>>|...is it just that Rowling, like Heyer, uses place-names as surnames?
>>|Heyer does it almost all the time.

>AFAIK, Rowling does that, too. I definitely know she took the name
>"Snape" from a map, and I remember her saying that she often looks at
>maps when searching for character names.

So it is pure coincidence if for instance each of the two Snapes, Heyer's
and Rowling's, is a pedagogue who is not seen in a friendly light by his
pupils.  Fair enough; thank you for the info.

Minnow


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