I would like to thank Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Book Haven Extraordinaire for hosting the Back to the Future - A Giveaway Hop Across Time. Author of A Raucous Time, Julia Hughes has been kind enough to give away 2 autographed paperbacks as well as 2 ebooks. Julia has also been kind enough to offer to ship the books to Europe, the US, and Canada. Thanks Julia!.
Today Julia is guest posting for us. I have to preface her post with fact that I struggled at times with some of the "British English" in the book. The setting and dialogue, including words I had a bit of difficulty deciphering are all part of what made me enjoy A Raucous Time so much. The subsequent discussions I've had with Julia regarding this fact was the inspiration for her post. So without any further delay I give you author Julia Hughes guest post: Musings on British & American English.
Hi Paul, and thank you so much for your review on "A Raucous Time". I showed it to the Celtic Cousins. Rhyllann laughed and said his only flaws were being too good looking and having a pain in the butt for a cousin. Wren smiled and said you're one smart guy, and then asked if you were up for a trip to South America? He reckons he knows where to find the Lost City of Gold, "El Dorado". Provided of course that pesky American Indiana Jones doesn't get to it first!
I smiled too, when you mentioned the odd word of "British English" gave you pause for thought, but I knew a smart guy like you would figure it out! As the late great
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