Plantagenet Society

I’ve been asked for more information regarding the Plantagenet Society in Sydney as we’re meeting this coming Saturday, 20th July to listen to an illustrated talk about the depiction of Richard III on screen – although I believe the presentation might also extend to several other kings/queens in the Plantagenet line.  We meet every two…

Richard III convention

A super weekend at Darling Harbour listening to a range of speakers talking about ‘the king in the car park’ who of course has risen to prominence for that very reason after 500 years.  Did he or didn’t he?  We’ll never know for sure, but on available evidence and based on logic it seems highly…

Yanna, Yarna or Janna?

Since writing The Janna Mysteries, I’ve come across some amazing pronunciations of Janna’s name. A reader’s question about it today prompts this post.  As explained in Rosemary for Remembrance, when Janna was learning to talk she had difficulty pronouncing her name: Johanna. She was named after her father, John – although she didn’t know that…