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Pilgrim out of town: Chaucer’s Modern Echoes

by Gail Ashton

St. Pancras, Gray’s Inn Road, to Holborn… Holborn viaduct with its knight flanked by two dragons guarding one of the old city gates…on to Cheapside, Poultry, Bankside…and there ahead London Bridge streaming with traffic and people: to the left, upriver, Tower Bridge, to the right St. 677 more words

Capitalizing on the Middle Ages

The hero or villain of this post is a fifteenth-century printer named William Caxton. Whereas his rival British printers tried to jack up their prices by making their wares look as much like illuminated manuscripts in Latin as they could, Caxton went for the mass market, printing relatively easy-to-read books in English. 715 more words

Developmental Theory

Poet in the City & Chaucer: Modern Echoes

An update on the Poet in the City’s upcoming event, Chaucer: Modern Echoes.  Thanks, Gail!

Guest post by Gail Ashton.

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. 301 more words

Happy Publication Day!

Today is the official publication day for Telling Tales. Hooray!

The photo was taken by the wonderfully talented Lyndon Douglas at The George Inn, Southwark. It’s the previous version of the cover but I think it looks rather good if I say so myself. 79 more words


Made it To Day Two

If you aren’t impressed you should be, day two, that means I’ve stuck at something for two days.  Beyond a great idea, beyond wow I’ve done it, to well done me! 599 more words

The Hermitess and the Pilgrim

April 1 . . .

WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour, 607 more words

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