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A character come to life:
The second half of my novel is set on the Greek island of Hydra. My character meets these 2 guys who run a bar up a dark back alley. Barry owns it, Charles runs it. It's an ex-pat hidey hole, hidden away from the tourists, based it on a traveller's caff called The Pudding Shop in Istanbul. Anyhow, Barry the bar owner is American, a short easy-going guy with a long beard and a Cheech & Chong bandana. I've been to Greece plenty of times but never Hydra so I've been indulging in a bit of internet research for background, and who pops up but Barry's doppleganger, Pan, or should that be the other way round? I have now put the real Pan in wandering up and down the harbourside so that, if (IF) it ever is published, I don't get accused of stealing his soul. Will that be enough? Do I have to change Barry a bit more to be safe?
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