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Speaking “English” English (i.e. Cockney Slang) with A.J. Krafton, Author of THE HEARTBEAT THIEF (and giveaways!)

What would you do for eternal youth? Speaking “English” English: Cockney Rhyming Slang   The Heartbeat Thief is a historical fantasy that follows the journey of a girl who learned a secret that was quite dangerous for an English girl in 1860s Surrey: the secret of immortality. As a writer, I faced a challenge. Not only was I writing a historical, but one that would span many different time periods, in various countries. What had I been thinking? : ) This wouldn’t just be a case of making up a story—this was going to involve serious research. I don’t mind…

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