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Sat Feb 18, 2012, 06:14 PM

22. DEATH OF A DENTIST(1997) by M. C. Beaton

This is the 13th of the Hamish MacBeth series. I'm a bit disappointed in this one so far, and the last one.

When I started the Hamish books, Beaton always had "herself" or "himself" taking the place of she or he in many instances, as some might speak in the Highlands. For example, one could ask, "Where is Priscilla?", and the reply might be "Herself has gone to town," or "What is herself doing?". In Macho, that I just finished, there was no "herself" or "himself" anywhere in the story. And though I'm only a quarter way through Dentist, havent seen it yet, and I have browsed the whole book to find a usage of them. I miss this quaint and charming local speak and hope that Beaton gets back to it.


My 15th of the year...

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