Would we understand Richard, if we were whisked back in time?

My blog on Murrey and Blue today

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Photo of a parrot

I have often wondered what Richard’s voice sounded like. Did he have a low or high tone to his voice, was it rich, nasal, reedy, soft? What was his accent like? Would it be like a Midlands accent, as has been proposed, or would there be hints of Yorkshire? Did he have a good singing voice? And what about the manner of speech, sentence contruction and pronunciation of those times? Well, maybe the latter can be answered by listening to this 500-year-old poem about a parrot!

Click here to go to the poem on You Tube.

N.B. Sorry about the reference to H8!

Image credit: By Duncan Rawlinson from Vancouver, BC (flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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I’m a NaNo Winner!

Winner's Virtual badge - NaNoWriMo 2017

I have validated my word count for this year’s National Novel Writing Month – just over 52,000 words! This is just the start, however. Since I never write in the right order, I now have to sort out the scenes and start the editing. That is the most tedious part, so there is still a long way to go. Then I have to get a proof-reader and beta readers, etc, etc.

Still, every journey begins with one step and this is a pretty large one!

The new novel is called Distant Echoes. Watch this space for a preview of the cover!