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Shop Talk: using Clothing To Shape Story and Character

n Chaucer and Costume: The Secular Pilgrims in the General Prologue (DS Brewer 2000), Laura Hodges presents in wondrous detail how in “Chaucer’s descriptions of textiles, as well as styles, garments, and accessories worn by his pilgrims… [he] weaves a web of costume signs and fabricates characterizations.” (3) Laura knows something about using clothing to enhance a text, and that is why she has been my go to person regarding medieval clothing ever since we met.

A GLIMPSE INTO A WRITER’S PROCESS: A TRIPLE KNOT

On World Book Day, a paper presented in 2013 about how A Triple Knot came into being.

A chat with Jean Roberts about women & history

While I’m working on a proper post I wanted to share a link to Jean Roberts’s book blog The Books Delight in which we chat about “history, the lovely city of York, writing, and [my] wonderful books.” Enjoy! https://www.thebookdelight.com/2020/12/author-interview-candace-robb.html

Happy Holidays!

Meet the newest member of our household, Maggie. She’s 8 months old & bursting with energy & mischief, so we decided not to cramp her style. Our Christmas tree this year is an old artificial one sans lights or ornament, except for Maggie &… Continue Reading “Happy Holidays!”

What is a witch?

I’ve been exploring what it means to label someone a “witch”, not in the sense of name-calling, but when claiming that someone practices “witchcraft”. That depends on when and where it occurs, and who is doing the labeling. So what was going on with the idea of a witch in Magda’s time?