Character Origins

My uncle (of Snail's Tales fame) was asking about the Klara story (An Arnavutköy Spring), and as I clarified the origins of the characters - Klara a Greek Ottoman, Servan from Brittany - it occured to me that for all my 20-year-long (and counting!) obsessiveness about England/Ireland/Scotland/Wales, I haven't yet managed to have a single plotline or character from that part of the world! I've got Greeks, Turks, Romans, Swedes... But no Scotch, Welsh, Irish or English men, women or children. I wonder why that is?

Edited to add: Even Austin was born in England to Canadian/Turkish parents.

Comments

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said…
I thought we decided (or maybe we didn't) that Klara was not a Greek name.
Deniz Bevan said…
True. But it takes a while for a name-change to sink in. When (if?) I return to the story and begin the editing/research phase, that's probably when she will officially become Anna. Or something else. I *like* Klara with a "K", that's what the real problem is...
AYDIN ÖRSTAN said…
Is Anna a Greek name that may have been used in Istanbul at that period?
Deniz Bevan said…
Hmmm, where did Anna come from? I thought you'd suggested it? What I'll probably do is find some sort of text written around that time and scour it for names. There must a ship's log somewhere, or a record of the meetings of some group or society...

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