Monday, June 11, 2012

I appreciate that some of you may be curious about our personal details. Without meaning to be unkind, we do not intend to post them or answer queries via email. Bruce does not belong to any social networking site. I have a twitter account I seldom use.

My name as it appears on our book is my writer's name. It's a form of my real name. Rachael is the fifth in a string of given names. It is not my true first name, though it is my name. de Vienne is part of a longish last name which is composed of place names. Use of the full last name is regulated by law. My maiden name, though of French derivation, belongs to a German family. My married last name is a fairly common Scots last name. None of this will assuage the curiosity of those few who feel compelled to ask personal questions. Hopefully, the clues I've given here will send them off looking in the wrong corners. In a semi-teasing way, I'm telling you 'no', and saying I won't hand out personal details.

As much as I ever tell, I tell on my personal blog. It's a boring blog and seldom contains anything about this project.

I value my privacy. So does Bruce. Please do not ask personal questions. I am not comfortable with them.


jerome said...

As someone who occasionally reads Rachael’s pixie blog, I can say it is – as one would expect – an eclectic mix. However, if you are a researcher and want to know about the trials and tribulations of those researching this project – the blind alleys, the difficulties, the institutions and individuals who are helpful and those who are obstructive – it is worth checking out. As for her “personal life”, she covers her trail well, and that should be respected.

roberto said...

"Public and private life are different things. They have different laws, and move on different lines."
- An Ideal Husband - by Oscar Wilde.