>I have a problem.
Catch the Rainbow is set in November 1974 just as 2 Birmingham pubs are blown up by Irish terrorists. One of my fatalities wasn’t actually killed in the blast but by some other (suspicious) means. It’s likely her body will have been held onto pending investigation, but I need to bury her. Well, cremate her.
I get very cross every time I read a novel where basic facts haven’t been adhered to, but so many successful authors get away with not bothering, putting it down to poetic licence. Should I bury my victim and to hell with protocol? Or should I stick to historical fact? (I believe it’s different these days due to scientific and forensic progress.)
Also, for many, many years, Birmingham’s coronor was Richard Whittington. Will anyone believe it if I drop that name in? Or will they think he’s a pantomime character called Dick?
I managed to leave work early yesterday as I needed to get cat flea treatment – I’ve not seen any evidence of infestation yet, but I’d rather prevent than cure, if possible. I also wanted to get a new basic MP3 player as mine more or less packed up yesterday morning (it was draining the batteries far too quickly and when I put a brand new battery in, it failed to come on at all).
At Christmas I was given money that was specifically to be used towards a new laptop, but I’ve been biding my time, seeing what’s available within my price range, and where I’ll get extras or discounts if I shop wisely. As my laptop has needed to be started in normal/safe mode twice over the past 2 weeks, I think it’s time I laid it to rest and I want to do that before it loses everything (although I am backed up in about 5 different places these days). So I looked at laptops too.
I really was too tired to do much last night. Catch the Rainbow was all I managed.
In about 3 weeks I have a dental appointment. I think I’m about ready for 1 filling; just have to psyche myself up for the 2nd … :o(