Thursday, October 27, 2005

RTB #9

My new column is up over at Romancing The Blog. I would wager that it's one of the shortest columns on record.

Since my column is about reading over typos and historical errors, I thought it might be fun to bring one to your attention. Now, the historical error isn't in the book itself. Actually it's the author's web page that is at fault, which to me is a bit more glaring. I mean, shouldn't the author know this is way, way, way wrong? And yet, it's on her web page.

I'm currently reading Christina Dodd's new book My Fair Temptress. I promise a full on report after I finish it, but right now I'm finding it pleasant. It's not lighting my world on fire, but it's not turning me into a cantankerous shrew either.

Anywho, while surfing the author's web site (which is a normal occurrence if I'm reviewing a book) I noticed this page which describes the hero as "the most handsome, the most covert, the most dangerous of all the aristocrats in Regency London."

Nothing wrong with that, except the story takes place in 1849! Now the end of the Regency is up for debate (although most scholars will tell you around 1820) but everyone agrees that when Victoria took the throne the Regency was definitely over. When was that? 1837

Oh boy.


meljean brook said...

Almost as bad is on the main page, she misspells the name of her book: MY FAIR TEMPRESS.

I'm having a hard time getting through the book -- usually, I like her historicals, but this one just feels...meh.

Wendy said...

Yeah, I'm finding it pretty bland so far too. I am enjoying the stepmother character though.....