A Painful Post Mortem - One Critical Comment

Posted at 09:00am on 15th October 2008

I have read A Painful Post Mortem with much interest and I am greatly impressed with the book and, not least, your actual written style. Congratulations!

I have only one critical comment and that is the use of the word ‘ruddy’. Your character Mark would, I suspect, have been far more likely to say ‘bloody’.

It reminds me of W.S.Gilbert’s response to the suggestion that his operetta, originally spelt ‘Ruddygore’, might just as well be called ‘Bloodygore.’ He replied ‘you might well think that if I say that I admire your ruddy countenance it’s the same as if I said ‘I like your bloody cheek!’ Well – it isn’t – and I don’t’

Michael Saward - Canon Treasurer St Paul's Cathedral (rtd)

Mel's Comment:

What can I say? My character was too repressed to use a real expletive! But thank you for the positive comments. Mel

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