[DWJ] new book preview

Deborah Meghnagi Bailey deborah at brightweavings.com
Wed Jun 26 12:22:51 EDT 2013


Minnow, *thank you* for clarifying that for me. I've honestly never known
whether her surname was Wynne Jones, or just Jones.

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On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:00:11 +0100
Meredith MacArdle <meredithxyz at googlemail.com> wrote:

> There's a nice article about the new book on
> 
>  *
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/24/diana-wynne-jones-final-bo
> ok-sister

Nice article, but oh how I do wish journalists would stop calling her "Wynne
Jones" as if "Wynne" were a surname.  It isn't.  It's a girl's forename from
Wales.  The surname is Jones.  They wouldn't call Mabel Lucy Atwell "Lucy
Atwell", would they?

This mistake means that she gets put in two places on library and bookshop
shelves and people don't know whether to look for her work under W or J.

Minnow (grumping)

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