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Books

Tintagel, Cornwall–setting for Emily’s Shadow Books by Christina St Clair–click on title Ten Yen True–contemporary fiction Emily’s Shadow–mystical/historical fantasy Blue Caravan–mystical/historical fantasy–sequel to Emily’s Shadow Unexpected Journey–historical fiction Between Two Worlds–biography of Pearl Buck–Chinese/English reader Promotional Books: Champion the Dream … Continue reading

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Win a Young Adult Novel ($16.99 value)

Win a copy of Emily’s Shadow ($16.99 value).  Directions at http://www.christinastclair.com/emilys_shadow_competition Happy days are not here again.  Emily hopes for a family vacation, but she gets a medieval witch instead, not one who plans on becoming her friend.

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Clouties

What in the world is a cloutie? It makes me think of children getting clouted in the ear for misbehaving–and what does this clouting have to do with the image of this cross? The cross is an ancient stone one near … Continue reading

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The Wishing Tradition

At one time there was a chapel opposite St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall built for pilgrims on their way to to the Mount. I don’t think it exists any more. Old-time pilgrimages ended in the mid-sixteenth century, but here is … Continue reading

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Marazion

Marazion is another beautiful place in Cornwall, opposite St Michael’s Mount. Its strange name has one odd explanation. Supposedly it commemorates Jewish traders whe came to hold fairs, and to purchase tin. Marazion is supposed to mean Bitter Zion to … Continue reading

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Mên-an-Tol

The Mên-an-Tol (also Men an Toll) is a small formation of standing stones near the Madron-Morvah road in Cornwall, United Kingdom (grid reference SW426349). It is about 3 miles north west of Madron. It is also known locally as the … Continue reading

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St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St_Michael%27s_Mount.jpg St. Michael’s Mount is a sacred site in Cornwall about ninety miles from King Arthur’s Castle in Tintagel.  It is a small island accessible on foot when the tide is out and has been a place of pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

This is a stone cottage up for sale in Cornwall. Needs a little work, wouldn’t you say? A few years back, my brother bought a cottage in Cornwall. His was not in such a state of disrepair, but had been … Continue reading

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Bodmin Moor: King Arthur’s Hall

Emily and her brother Byron, in Emily’s Shadow, mistakenly call the moor Bodwin rather than Bodmin, because many signs had been removed during war time to thwart the Nazis should they ever invade Britain. The map their father had was … Continue reading

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The Old Post Office in Tintagel, Cornwall

The old post office in Tintagel is a 14th-century yeoman’s farmhouse. It was called the post office because during the Victorian period, for fifty years it held a license to be the letter-receiving station for the district. The old decaying … Continue reading

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