Noted historical novelist of all things Napoleonic, M.M. Bennetts has kindly consented to take time out from riding horses across the Hampshire downs to discuss the problem of recreating how people might have spoken long before electronic recording
I’m a perfectionist. I know, I know, the fastest way to drive yourself crazy.
I’m also a stickler for detail. Yes, that’s right, the second most direct route to madness. Particularly if you’re a historian writing historical fiction.
Together these two probably constitute the fastest way to send yourself round the twist, or perhaps the quickest route to total eccentricity.