Instead of correcting papers and writing thank you notes to those students who sweetly and kindly presented me with end of the year pressies, I've been reading Sarum--The Story of England by Edward Rutherfurd. I mentioned the novel in a recent post because Sara had recommended the author. I'm captivated by history in general, and I love British history in particular. Add in the fact that The Professor and I visited Old Sarum and Salisbury a few years ago, and I have a perfect match of interests.
View of the Old Sarum church ruins from the top of the hill
Willow pretending to be Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (Did you ever watch Katharine Hepburn as Queen Eleanor in The Lion In Winter?) imprisoned in the castle by her husband King Henry II
Stonehenge is mentioned in one of the early chapters of Sarum.
I love the memories of our trips to England that Sarum is invoking!