Renee Should Read This Before Her Beatrix Stint
There's an especially amusing article in the Telegraph today. It begins with an acknowledgment of America's Anglophilia. We certainly can't deny that it exists here in the children's literature world. Name me three halfway decent American authored fantasies this year. Go on. Name 'em.
Anyway, the article soon gets into the real nitty gritty - American versions of English accents. Good readable stuff, this. There's nothing I love more that hearing a bad English accent. Mary Poppins, anyone? Dick Van Dyke had many charms, but believable cockney accents wasn't one of them. It was Australian, if anything.