Tag: Joan of Kent

A Triple Knot Page Proofs Off to NYC!

Oh the joy of sending off the page proofs of A Triple Knot, three years in the birthing! The joy and the terror, actually…. As I handed them over to Jim at the FedEx desk I shivered, knowing that somewhere in that 4 pounds… Continue Reading “A Triple Knot Page Proofs Off to NYC!”

A Triple Knot

Yes, I’ve been quiet, but for a good reason. I’m reviewing the copyedit of A Triple Knot and making the last substantive changes–a tense yet exhilarating point in the birthing of a book. I’m reading it aloud to catch infelicitous phrases, inconsistencies, and repetitions.… Continue Reading “A Triple Knot”

English Cathedrals and Monasteries–A New DVD-ROM

I have just received the new DVD-ROM published by the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, English Cathedrals and Monasteries. For several hours I’ve been happily exploring case studies of individual abbeys and monasteries (including Barking Abbey, featured in both The King’s… Continue Reading “English Cathedrals and Monasteries–A New DVD-ROM”

Michaelmas

In some reckonings, Michaelmas (29 September) is the birthday of Joan of Kent, the subject of my forthcoming book, A Triple Knot, as well as the day years later on which her mother, Margaret of Kent, died of the pestilence. So it’s a day… Continue Reading “Michaelmas”

The Writing Life: Music as Muse

A warm, golden summer evening, caught in traffic, luckily in the shade of huge old trees bordering the university, but anxious about being late. I knew it was no use obsessing, it was a gorgeous evening and the bridge was up for boaters. It… Continue Reading “The Writing Life: Music as Muse”