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Error in the last queen of england.


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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2015 13:04:48 BDT
Hi Sue!

I just checked the latest edition of The Last Queen of England and 'Of whom' was cut from that sentence prior to the book being re-published with Thomas & Mercer. Are you reading an early copy?

Anyway, as you've raised the WHO/WHOM thing, following the who/he, whom/him rule WHOM is correct in the above sentence - even if it's not in the book anymore. :o)

When you switch the sentence 'WHOM I'm sure you've all heard of.' you get 'You've all heard of HIM.'

So as it's HIM, WHOM is used.

A commonly used phrase people often get wrong is 'WHOM shall I say is calling?'
HE is calling, so it should be 'WHO shall I say is calling?'

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2015 12:24:13 BDT
D. E. Rumens says:
Oh, Steve! A rare error in grammar! 'One important parishioner, of whom I'm sure you've all heard......' Just ignore me. I am nit picking. Can't help it.......Sue Rumens

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2013 08:51:45 BDT
Thanks Midnight, it's very kind of you to say so. Book four is coming along nicely and I don't know if you've heard, but it's going to be published by Amazon Publishing under their Thomas & Mercer imprint next year. The date hasn't been finalised yet, but I'll be sure to let you know as soon as it is.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2013 22:59:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Sep 2013 23:00:36 BDT
MIDNIGHT says:
Steve I have really enjoyed all your books so far and I am looking forward to reading your new one.
About the slip up about Captain Cook, we all make mistakes can't be brilliant all the time - but you
are 99% of it. It just show your human.

Keep the good books coming.

Best wishes
Midnight

Posted on 2 Apr 2013 21:21:55 BDT
Hi Lisa-Marie. Sorry for the late response, but I've only just spotted this thread while I was writing in another. Thanks for pointing this out. I've checked my research notes and I'm sure I didn't mean to suggest that Captain Cook was buried at Shadwell, but that he was a parishioner there. Looking at what I've written though I can see how it's ambiguous.

"More than seventy sea captains have been buried in our churchyard over the years," he said. "One important parishioner I'm sure you've all heard of is Captain Cook."

I'm going to change it as follows to make it clear.

"More than seventy sea captains have been buried in our churchyard over the years," he said. "And although not buried here, one important parishioner I'm sure you've all heard of is Captain Cook."

Initial post: 19 Mar 2013 18:54:32 GMT
Captain cook was married and buried in st margarets church in barking essex not in shadwell
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