Monthly Archives: February 2013

Musings on History and Historical Fiction

Is history a cold collection of facts that only a historian could love–until a novelist or screenwriter comes along and picks up those facts, uses them for kindling,  and gets a good blaze going so that everyone else is drawn … Continue reading

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Celtic Beer Brewery

A 2500-year-old beer brewery has been discovered in Germany, in an ancient Celtic site near Stuttgart. That would be over four centuries before the time of Death Speaker. And yes, it has to be said: I’ll drink to that! The place … Continue reading

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