Posted by Laura W on January 28, 1998 at 00:46:09:
In response to Edward Hughes Ball Hughes, meet Edward Hugesson Knatchbull-Hugessen, written by The Mysterious H.C. on January 26, 1998 at 09:41:08
] ] this is one of my greatest pet peeves about modern Regency novels-- overuse of first names.
] Such as "Call me Sophy -- everybody does" in Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophy? ;-)
But of course! She doesn't call her aunt or anyone else from the previous generation by their first names (except her father of course!). Seriously, I think GH's use of first names among her characters is considerably more subtle than in most current "Regency" novels.
(When are you going to join us, HC?)
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