Reblogged from Annika Perry’s Writing Blog:
Shakespeare said it so well, didn’t he? Or did he?
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
Even as a sixteen-year-old studying ‘Romeo and Juliet’ I had quibbles with this assertion. Although I understood the particular references for this play, I felt, and still do, that our given names carry a certain ponderance. With our names we have a responsibility to our ancestors, to ourselves. Behind each there is a story.
With these thoughts swirling in my mind, I approached Sally Cronin’s book with deep interest. I couldn’t wait to read it. In these fictional short stories she explores the lives of twenty named individuals. This first volume which I’m reviewing here included names from ‘A’ to ‘J’. I was enthralled by the concept of the book, the names in alphabetical order, male and female.
Continue reading at Annika Perry’s Writing Blog
Many thanks for reblogging, Sue! 😀 🌺
My pleasure, Annika. 🙂
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