Archive | December, 2015

Lymond and Astrology

I hope I’ve pretty well established that I love Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles, my favorite historical fiction. But I confess that every time I’ve read them there’s been one element that I have not loved and that is the very strong role played by astrology, and especially by the Dame de Doubtance. However, last night […]

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The Harrowing of the Barrow Downs

Reading The Lord of the Rings out loud to the children is a very different experience from reading the books to myself. We are taking them at a very, very much slower pace than anything I’d do on my own. Not only are we bound by the fact that it’s just one among many of […]

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