Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets review: Mary sets a stately tone

Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets review: Mary sets a stately tone
 

It’s all about pronunciation. More to the point, it’s about spelling words one way and not just pronouncing them differently to the way they’re spelt but also pronouncing them differently to the way everyone else pronounces them.
The Hampshire town of Romsey, for example, is Rumseaaagh, provided you’ve got a small castle nearby.
Similarly, the surname Featherstonehaugh is pronounced Fanshaw but you’ll only know this if you’re descended directly from William the Conqueror.
When I learned Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets (BBC1) was visiting the seat of the Earls of Devon, Powderham Castle,... read more

 
7 December 2017 in Showbiz, Views: 45
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