- I read the beginning of Menewood last night. It seemed to go down well. I like Queen Anne Book Co. a lot. (Nothing to do with the luscious, chocolately farinacious objects they gave out, oh no.) Patricia Bracewell and I had a happy hour or so talking about Hild and Emma. Here’s a picture taken by Jennifer Durham.
- Topeka Library made a video that’s gone viral. Check it out. Look for a certain novel you might recognise. (Bonus points for those who see it more than once. ETA: list of all the books shown.)
- Pope Francis has called off the investigation into American nuns. I don’t have a lot of info right now—all parties have agreed to 30 days media silence on the matter—but it sounds pretty much like a win for the nuns. More when I have it. Because you know this issue interests me.
- Mark your calendars: Thursday, May 21st, 4:00-6:30 pm, our friend, Riva Lehrer, the artist who made that fabulous portrait of me, will be giving a presentation on Disability Arts and Culture. Kane 225 (Walker-Ames Room) at the University of Washington. More on that later, too.
- Soon there might be NEWS about Kelley’s novel Solitaire. Stay tuned.
4 thoughts on “Bits and bobs of news”
Mixed feelings: glad that Menewood is coming on, envious that the good people of Seattle get a preview. Still, I have mapped out my personal Hild tour for the summer, thanks to your maps!
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So what’s your itinerary?
Sutton Hoo and nearby sites, first – we have family we can stay with. Later a trip to Leeds: Menewood! Maybe Hatfield/Axeholme and Aberford.
By the way, where do you place Colud and Alt Clut? [for future planning!] And did you look at travellers getting from Brough to Barton: ford? ferry?
All the best.
Colud is where Æbbe will found her abbey: Kirk Hill, on what is now known as St Abb’s Head. Worth a visit. Alt Clut is a kingdom of the Clyde Britons (later known as Strathclyde). When Hild visits, it’s centered on Dunbarton Rock, also most definitely worth a visit.
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