Travel – Christine Todd
 

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We’ll be launching Pins this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest. Held outdoors on Dearborn between Congress and Polk in the near south Loop, the Printers Row book fair attracts well over 100,000 book lovers along with numerous publishers and authors every year. We hope our Chicago friends stop by the Red Anemone Books table, in front of the park, next to Sandmeyer’s Bookstore. While supplies last, we’re giving away a free miniature voodoo doll with every book purchase. Fingers crossed on the weather, which is supposed to be warm and dry.  Hope to see you there!

Lake District trip

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Windermere

We just returned home from a wonderful week in the magnificent Lake District, with a detour back to London via Yorkshire. This was a first for my American husband, Jean. Thanks to him we now have more photos of sheep than we know what to do with, all of them cute.  As writers, we felt awed by our visit to Dove Cottage in Grasmere.  We stroked the chair William Wordsworth used while he wrote his poetry.  We sat in his back garden and admired the mountain views that so inspired him.  In Haworth, West Yorkshire, we visited the amazing Brontë Parsonage Museum. Since Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a huge favorite of mine this was a goosebump-raising experience.  Charlotte’s clothes and personal items are preserved, along with the table she and her siblings wrote around.  The tragic Brontë  family history is presented in touching detail. I doubt anyone  visiting this marvelous museum could not end up admiring the talented, stoic Brontës.  We loved every place we visited.

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