Posted by Marsha on September 15, 1997 at 16:59:56:
In reply to Errors in Georgette Heyer posted by The Mysterious H.C. on September 14, 1997 at 21:08:14
] To go into nitpicking mode, I've read about 3 or 4 of her books (I found more than half a dozen paperbacks of her real cheap at a library booksale), and so far I've found what seems to me two indisputable errors:
In The Grand Sophy, she has a young unmarried girl say to a marriageable brief acquaintance of the opposite sex: "Call me Sophie, everybody does".
In The Nonesuch, she has a conservative, deeply religious, somewhat old-fashioned, middle-aged rural parson's wife, of a genteel family, casually use the word "funning".
I don't know about the mistake in "The Nonesuch"-maybe she's been with young people so much it just "slipped out", but I think it's not a mistake in GS. It just shows how unconventional and unconcerned with society (in a way) Sophy is. It is a very possible act for someone who would ride down Bond street. Now, speaking of mistakes-check out the ages of corresponding characters in "Devil's Cub" and "Infamous Army" :-)
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