Sharon Meng
Sharon Meng asked Deborah Harkness:

In the second book, dId you consider making the spoken language sound more like how people would have been speaking in the 1590's? You commented on Diana's speech not fitting and yet the characters sound totally contemporary.

Deborah Harkness We don't know how people would have sounded in the 1590s. There are all sorts of theories, including one that says they would sound like they came from West Virginia. So I decided not to even try!

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