Friday, 9 January 2015

What came in the post today?

Diana Gabaldon's The Outlander Companion came today. This is a book I wanted to buy since I was aware that it existed, but I didn't get around to it until now. It contains the background to the Outlander series. It is a lovely, 'old fashioned' book, and it has the feel of an old book, the way it is printed. Each page has two columns, and it is illustrated with black-and-white drawings.

The 'Companion' covers the first four books in the series. There is also a background from Diana Gabaldon on how she came to write the books, which is interesting. Here you can read about the Synopses, the Characters, the Family Trees, a guide to the glossary, web-sites and online venues connected to the series, Research, where the titles come from, the view from Lallybroch, FAQs and more. It includes 'The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel' which should be interesting.

I would like to go into this book right away, but alas, have some other books that I absolutely have to read. This book will be my breakfast reading. Hmm, but it might mean that my breakfast will be rather long!

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