[DWJ] new book preview

Joe oddenda at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 12:32:41 EDT 2013


It struck me that within the article they had the two sisters as "Wynne
Jones" and "Jones", which surely should have caused a competent sub to ask
the question? (Or maybe a sub stuck in the error...)

Joe


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Deborah Meghnagi Bailey <
deborah at brightweavings.com> wrote:

> 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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> minnow at belfry.org.uk
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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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