“The Chronicles of Iona: Exile” is now available at Booklink Booksellers, Northampton, MA (and gets to hang with Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter ..)

*This post is dedicated to Heather N. with thanks!* Just to let you know that if you happen to be in Northampton, MA any time soon you can pick up an autographed copy of my book, The Chronicles of Iona: Exile, at Booklink Booksellers, Inc.  Booklink, a fantastic independent bookstore, is located in Thorne’s Marketplace,…

St Columba gets a shout-out (as does “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile”)

The clairvoyant gifts of the real St Columba got a shout-out on one of my favorite history blogs yesterday—Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog (The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years).  http://www.strangehistory.net/  As did my book, “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile”, which Dr. Beachcombing rather kindly equates to T.H. White’s “The…

Visit the Irish High Crosses (without visiting the Irish High Crosses)

I’ve just run across a link to a exhibition currently underway at the Collin Barracks, Dublin, site of the National Museum of Ireland–an exhibition of antiquarian plaster-of-paris casts of six of Ireland’s extraordinary High Crosses.   (www.museum.ie/en/exhibition/irish-high-crosses.aspx)  These casts were made 1896-1908 for display in international fairs and museum collections–to export, in this case Ireland’s, heritage in…