Another post for die-hard fans of Joan Aiken and her Wolves Chronicles.
Also for readers who love words and the names authors give their characters.
And for those wondering how far down a rabbit hole a curious blogger is prepared to go.
This post is the first of two discussing the people of Joan Aiken’s fantasy Is, a kind of prosopography* or Who’s Who of the individuals we meet, plus a bit of speculation about what inspired their creation.
Even if you don’t intend to read the novel you may still find the personages curious enough to wonder a bit about them, as I did.