[DWJ] Re: Heyer names

meredith at leemac.freeserve.co.uk meredith at leemac.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Oct 1 13:40:55 EDT 2006

Well I felt like suing Laurel Hamilton when she launched that soft-port series about the fairy princess called Meredith, nicknamed Merry ...

> Message Received: Sep 26 2006, 06:04 PM
> From: "Minnow" 
> To: "Diana Wynne Jones" 
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Re: Heyer names
> At one point Heyer got a scare because she used a name that belonged to
> someone who didn't like the character who had that name in the book and
> threatened to make a fuss, so after that date practically all the
> characters in her books (apart from historical personages) have surnames
> that are place-names in mainland Britain or the Isle of Man -- but not
> generally Northern Ireland. There are a few exceptions, such as the nurse
> called "Button", whose name has to be that or an incident in the book
> wouldn't work...
> Minnow

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