Posted by Helen on May 15, 1998 at 12:44:05:
In response to How Jane Austen got names for her characters, written by Caroline on May 11, 1998 at 19:08:22
... though it does make her sound a bit like Sir Walter Elliot, forever with her nose in the peerage! ;-)
I can quite well see it as a possible source of inspiration... if ever I write a novel, it will feature the names of several of the very very minor poets I work on ... it's quite fun to think of it as a little in-joke with yourself... no-one will know that Barnaby Googe, the computer programmer (or some such modern occupation) in my magnum opus takes his name from an Elizabethan writer...
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