Monthly Archives: February 2019

A Kinrowan Estate story: Queen’s Law

Morgan ap Owen, Estate Head Gardener, in his Journals from the mid Seventeenth century tells the tale of why Fey law, Queens’ Law, is binding on humans as well. (It is not binding on cats on either side of the … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 24th of February: Food and Drink Edition

Would I were in an alehouse in London! I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.—  Henry V Over the years, we’ve reviewed a lot of food and drink related material here, from novels that had … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: A Hungarian Hamper

If you’ve got a bit of time to spare, I could use your help! Remember me mentioning a couple of weeks ago that the fellow violinists in the Huddled Masses Violin Ensemble (at their reunion somewhere in central Europe) insisted … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 17th of February: A Bevy of Nordic Recordings, Live Music from Skerryvore, Gaiman’s Books of Magic and Other Wonderful Things

Everyone thinks of them in terms of poisoned apples and glass coffins, and forgets that they represent girls who walked into dark forests and remade them into their own reflections. Seanan McGuire’s Indexing I’ve been reading Haunted England, which is the … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: The Wood Between The Worlds

Guðmundsdóttir, our resident expert on The Wild Wood that forms an impossibly large region of this Scottish Estate, has a new theory on what is and why it contains literally multitudes of very queer things from Herne the God of … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 10th of February: Really Small Libraries, Joni Mitchell does William Butler Yeats, The Dubliners in Concert and Other Fine Matters

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, William Butler Yeats Ahhhh, cinnamon buns. Yes that’s the heavenly smell coming from … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: A Library Story, Or Why Indexes Have Nervous Breakdowns

The indexes were quietly sobbing again in protest as the librarian’s apprentice misfiled ‘McZweygle, Doris F., A Receipt Book for the Proper Preparation, Garnishing, and Serving of the Salmon of Wisdom‘ (sadly, the magic charm of the traditional Alphabet Song … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 3rd of February: Pulitzer Prize winning poets, Rhetorics of Fantasy, Sipping Chocolate, Live Music by Philip Glass, Sonic Screwdrivers, Jelly Babies, Gruagachs and other matters

She was the greatest American writer of her generation. Her work deepened, expanded and challenged my expectations of literature, awed me with the power of an unfettered imagination, and obliged me to sympathize with and understand  — and in some … Continue reading

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