Charles de Lint

Rosemary Hopkins rosieburroughs at
Tue Mar 15 05:01:04 EST 2005

--- jack at wrote:
> *I can tune out a lot, but there were a couple of real clangers -
> * someone having taken and failed exams to go to comprehensive
> school,
> * and someone else driving in the rain with the driver's side window
> open
> * and getting their *left* arm wet! But it still didn't spoil the
> book,
> * and as you say, the musical appendix is great.
> Keep in mind that they aren't AmMericanisms taht are causing you to
> groan, but reflect
> his Canadian upbringing. 

My apologies - I didn't realise he was Canadian. However, if someone
chooses to set a book very definitely in Cornwall, and IMHO he does get
the sense of place extremely well, he should also check (or get an
English editor to check) that no such clangers have been dropped.


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