Saturday, February 1, 2014


After yesterday's post about bones, this is an amusing article to see - turns out, the bones of Charlemagne are in his tomb.  Tidy, that.  Yet the embarrassing litany of exhumations in the name of burnishing many other kings' reputations with some of the glow from Karl der Grosse's halo is anything but.

Erik Kwakkel comes up with some intriguing questions about a thumbprint in a medieval manuscript.  Casual gesture ... or a judgment upon what a printer thought was obsolete?

Leila discusses cover design, good and bad - and has a mighty fine cover of her own indeed!

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