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by Yorkshire Lass
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Name abbreviations
Replies: 11
Views: 4663

Glad you found it! All I would say is that at least three of those records appear to be the same Jonas.:-) However - evidence looks like it would have been a common enough name for an abbreviation. I think locality is everything when researching names. And Parsley.. what a fab name. Jonas Parsley Ha...
by Yorkshire Lass
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Name abbreviations
Replies: 11
Views: 4663

I wonder if it is indeed initials. It's hard to tell without looking at the entry. There are no uniquely Cornish/Devonian names that spring to mind given that period beyond the occasional (and this is something I have only seen in Irish family history but it could have stretched to Cornwall) use of ...
by Yorkshire Lass
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Beginnings of a Novel
Replies: 1
Views: 1766

Beginnings of a Novel

I have a few chapters of this, but thought I was post the first bit of the first chapter on a site that could have a good go at it if there are things obviously horribly wrong. Any comments on general tone, accuracy ect would be gratefully received. My grandfather shot himself in the mouth with his ...
by Yorkshire Lass
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 22325

Fidelis Morgan's Lady Ashby De La Zouch series is great fun if you are after something lighter with good historical accuracy. Great cast of fictional and historical characters having what can only be described as romps through London and Paris. Keep an eye out for a truly hilarious scene with Daniel...
by Yorkshire Lass
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: A Company of Liars
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Not scary, just very uncomfortable in places. Excellent evocation of a period in time and the effect of hysteria on people who did not have an adequate understanding of the things that affected their lives, but understood well enough human behaviour. A truly believable cast of characters overtaken b...