Monday, April 23, 2012

Revealed: A curious literary link

From the Herald (Scotland): Revealed: A curious literary link
(A letter to the paper)
After reading that JK Rowling's latest novel is set in a fictional village called Pagford ("JK Rowling's first novel written for grown-ups to be 'blackly comic'", The Herald, April 13), readers might be interested to know that Great Pagford was the name Dorothy L Sayers gave to the village which was the childhood home of the novelist Harriet Vane, daughter of the village doctor.

One can only hope that the inhabitants have recovered sufficiently from the village's notoriety incurred by Miss Vane being charged with the murder of her lover 80 years ago to bear the new onslaught of attention inflicted by Ms Rowling's creation.

Jane Ann Liston,
St Andrews.

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