Hello, my lovelies. Today’s main blog post is up at the History Girls!
Before you head over there, I’d like to mention a fundraiser that’s taking place to help Syrian refugee families. A fabulous group of Kingston, Ontario volunteers have, so far, raised enough money to sponsor THREE! families as immigrants to Canada. (Two families have already arrived in Kingston; the third is en route.) The group is now fundraising for a fourth family and among their endeavours is a silent auction. There are many amazing prizes, including photography workshops, organic gardening consultations, presents for babies and children, gift certificates and date-night packages. For my part, I’ve offered to name a character in my next novel after the winning bidder. If this tickles your fancy, please head over to the bidding page – and check out the other delightful (but mostly local) offerings! The auction closes on November 21.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled blog post. In it, I talk about the ill-fated puppies in Wuthering Heights, the “full-on olfactory assault” of “The Rape of the Lock”, and Byron’s preference for Newfoundland dogs over the “vain insect” that is man.
Byron, of course, might have been the vainest insect of all. Hope you enjoy the post!