Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Kinrowan Estate story: A Troll under The Bridge: The Design Process (A Letter to Anna)

Dear Anna, Imagine an old forest witch, a crone with a cackle and gnarled hands. Well Justina did one of those when she was here the first time. Alas the Troll proved more elusive in design. Much more elusive. And … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 26th of June: Béla Bartók’s Hungarian folk tunes, Oysterband live, a bacon cookbook, Golden Age sf from Poul Anderson, Cropredy reviewed, Darjeeling tea, space opera and much more!

There’s nothing for your comfort in the place where I was born Someone’s got the roses ’cause my people got the thorns; My people are the poor ones, their country made of stones  Their wealth is in persistence, in stories … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: My Snuggery

Snuggery is informal British slang for a comfortable or cozy space. And that’s what my office is, behind the Green Man Pub. It’s actually a space specifically designed by me when I took the job as Pub Manager here at … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 19th of June: fey ethnography courtesy of Terri Windling, a song from Peter Beagle and other fascinating things.

“I am no king, and I am no lord. And I am no soldier at arms,” said he. “I am none but a harper, and a very poor harper That has come hither to wed with thee.” Peter S. Beagle’s … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Midsummer

Nearly Midsummer, and life around the Green Man offices has started getting a little weird. Oh, all right, a little weirder. Zina Lee here, reporting in from Kinrowan Hall on abeautiful warm June day. I’ve been noticing that the young plants in the gardens and window … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 12th of June: Agatha Christie meets The Doctor, the Danish String Quartet, Heinlein reviewed, English folk dance music and live music from Ronnie Hawkins

“Butterflies are not insects,” Captain John Sterling said soberly. “They areself-propelled flowers.” — Robert A. Heinlein’s The Cat Who Walks Through Walls I awoke well before dawn as I wanted to watch the Northern Lights as they’ve been particularly outstanding … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: A Green Man

The Neverending Session was off elsewhere one quiet night in the Pub recently and Finch was tending the bar, so I stepped outside to play a few tunes to clear my head after several hours of doing the Pub accounts. … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 5th of June: Canadian children’s literature, Spanish-born accordionist Victor Prieto live, mythologist John Campbell considered, Horslips perform ‘Drive The Cold Winter Away’, Trad Arranged, Robert Johnson and other matters…

Toss the pot, toss the pot: let us be merry, And drink till our cheeks be as red as a cherry. We take no thought, we have no care, Still we spend and never spare ’til all of money our purse … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: A Hidden Bookstore

It’s been jocularly observed that the presence of many books in one place can actually warp both space and time. I’m Iain MacKenzie, the Head Librarian here at the Kinrowan Estate, and I’m not sure that this view is so … Continue reading

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