Godiva Plaistow

Godiva “Diva” Plaistow lives in the high street at Tilling and is clearly not quite as wealthy as some of the other members of the set. In plot terms she seems largely there to provide a foil for Mapp in Miss Mapp before Benson had the delicious idea of setting Lucia against Mapp in the next novel in the series.

In the LibriVox recording of Miss Mapp many of the readers seem to think Diva's name should be pronounced as if she's an opera singer i.e. “deeva”, but it's clearly a shortening of Godiva so we think it should be pronounced “die-va” and that's certainly the pronunciation we've heard on all the professional productions we've come across.

 
fn/diva.txt · Last modified: 2012-09-13 22:38 by pkoldham
 
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