Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stony Wilderness

Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Tombstone Tuesday 27 Oct 2009
Halloween Week

I am reading this book on my iPod using the Kindle app. I chose it because the story is partly about the famous Highgate cemetery in London. I didn't expect the story to feature the cemetery so much but much to my delight, it is an important part of the story. Great reading or listening for any lover of cemeteries.

How wonderful is it that in just a few clicks, you can get photo and videos about the cemetery itself? Here's a sample of what I found:

Video from Amazon and a YouTube video [that is wonderfully seasonal] and a photo set at Flickr and a whole group for the cemetery itself with over a thousand photos to look at. Not enough? check out Find a Grave's listing! They have divided the graves into the physical two huge sections of Highgate: East [75 famous interments] and West [96 famous interments]

New York Times Book Review

Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001) made me smile at the simplicity of this gravestone for a mind so wonderfully complex.

A quote from the book, Her Fearful Symmetry:

"...there was only the cemetery itself, spread out in the moonlight like a soft grey hallucination, a stony wilderness of Victorian melancholy"

Update! From the Publisher:

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The Her Fearful Symmetry Facebook page features video interviews with
Audrey, links to reviews, a list of Audrey?s appearances and much more
about Audrey?s new book.


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