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Disreputable Magic

My thoughts have turned perhaps inexorably to the intersection of crime and magic in the Middle Ages, as my interests seem to intensify where they overlap. 182 more words


ENG 12 Unit 1.2 The Medieval Period: Chaucer

Warm-up: Divide into groups of two. Each partnership should choose one of the twenty main characters described in the “Prologue” of The Canterbury Tales… 396 more words


My review of Dan Simmons' Hyperion, reposted from Goodreads.

Prior to reading this book, I was expecting a great sci-fi read. I neither expected that I would find myself reading Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: Grim & Dark Space Edition, nor did I expect this to be one of the best books I would ever read. 929 more words


The Refugee Tales Walk

Taking a cue from Chaucer’s band of pilgrims,  participants in Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group’s Refugee Tales Walk are midway through their 9-day walk on the North Downs Way from Dover to Crawley via Canterbury. 127 more words

The Canterbury Tales

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I was honoured to be part of this project which main aim was to call for an end to indefinite detention for asylum seekers in the UK. My poem, The Refugee's Tale, will be posted shortly. Meanwhile, check out the Refugee Tales website; and an excellent article on The New Internationalist Blog:

Publishing Troubles

Despite C.S. Lewis’ vast experience as an author, even he was abused by publishers to the point where he could simply echo Chaucer in saying, “Flee from the Press!” 578 more words

C.S. Lewis

MM: "Longest Thou To Go On Summer Pilgrimage? Chaucer Hath Advice," from NPR

There are two reasons for today’s choice: 1) It’s delightful. 2) In high school, we read part of The Canterbury Tales in the Middle English. For me, it was an experience both challenging and enlightening. 365 more words

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