Thanks for taking the time to read and review. I don't know if it makes sense, but I am actually looking for that bit of confusion at the beginning and (still hope) that the jump from quill pens to modern day Oxfordshire might intrigue enough people to get them reading on to find out how Fay makes it to a place where writing is done with quills.
Sorry the asking about family doesn't work well for you. I think it's essential, not just for my story, but to fit with the culture of the time - reputation was everything, so knowing who you were and what family you came from would be simple manners.
Anyway, thanks again for the kind words.