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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…

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It’s Richard!

I first became interested in the plight of Richard III when, years ago, I read The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey in which she ‘proves’ that the portrayal of Richard had more to do with Tudor propaganda than with reality. A journey to York, while researching my Janna Mysteries, further prompted my curiosity. There…

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