Lewd Lines: Libertine Lyrics
I am often amazed and entertained by the mischievous songs and poems of centuries gone by that historical romance authors manage to dredge up. When I stumbled upon a copy of “Libertine Lyrics: By Various Authors Mostly of the XVII and XVIII Centuries,” I knew I had to have it. The image above is an…
The Cave of the Young Men of Snowdonia – The Welsh Fairy Book
I don’t think anyone would be surprised to learn that a lover and writer of fantasy fiction would also have a love of ancient folk tales. Years ago, when I learned that Diana Gabaldon listed The Welsh Fairy Book as one of her sources/inspirations for Outlander, I knew I had to have a copy. The…
Who Knew? The Erotic Poetry of John Donne.
On a recent jaunt through the internet I learned that John Donne was quite a randy dog. Apparently his erotic poetry is famous.