The Story of Things

Series Three: The Quiet Place Book Club (Episode Three) - The Viking impact on local dialect

October 8, 2018

Dr Matthew Townend introduces us to Mary Powley and her reflections on local dialect. The Victorian period is the great age of interest in dialect. Think of the use of dialect in the novels of George Eliot, the Bronte sisters, and Thomas Hardy - but what of the largely forgotten writer Mary Powley? She rediscovered her local past through researching the dialect of the Vikings.

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