275th Anniversary of the Battle of Culloden

Photo: My first trip to Scotland, Culloden Moor, November, 2014 Today marks the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, which happened on April 16, 1746, and as most of us know, effectively ended the Highland culture and way of life in Scotland. I did a piece on this back on the 272nd anniversary, which […]

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Publication Date for Bees Announced!

Photo: EW, Cover art for Bees (see source below) The date we’ve all been waiting for is here! Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone will hit the shelves on November 23, 2021!  This is fantastic news!!  However, I’m not so sure about the prognosis for Thanksgiving, 2021 (in the US), which is two […]

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Deleted Scene from S5 & Lovely Tribute to Jamie & Claire

Outlander Angels posted this deleted scene of Jamie and Bree, which I had not seen before – a wonderful scene in my opinion. There was a lengthy discussion on Twitter about why scenes like this get deleted, started by @paulamiTweets, with a lively conversation that followed (I love those!).    We talked about all kinds […]

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Happy Easter & Chag Same’ach from OutlanderBTS

Photo: Jamie and Claire, Ep 512 In honor of the holiday weekend, I thought it might be fun to post Karmen’s “Anatomy of an Easter Egg Hunt” today! She identified easter eggs in the Season 5 finale – Episode 512. “Easter eggs” are hidden references, inside jokes or clues inserted into the show that reference […]

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Diana Gabaldon with Excerpts from Bees & Q&A

The Literary Southwest hosted a live conversation with Diana on Friday, April 2nd which includes lots of interesting questions and answers about Bees, including SPOILERS!, the show, her characters, etc. You’ll hear some familiar and some new. (I spot listened as I am waiting to read Bees and don’t want spoilers!). Enjoy!     What […]

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Bees is Finished! (Sort of) & New BTS Look at Season 6

Diana announced on SM that she is finished writing Bees!! This is huge!! YES! BEES is FINISHED!! (No, I have no idea when the pub date is–the publisher decides that.) pic.twitter.com/aSPvYvWSx9 — Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG) March 27, 2021 There are many more steps in the process before we get the book in our hands. Diana […]

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What Scenes Are You Looking Forward to in Season 6?

Photo: Jamie and Claire, Starz It’s my practice to do a leisurely re-read of the corresponding book prior to each new tv season of Outlander. Season 6 is based on A Breath Of Snow And Ashes (ABOSAA), and possibly some Book 7, An Echo In The Bone (we haven’t had validation of that yet, to […]

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My Hopes and Predictions for Season 6 Storylines

Photo: Jamie and Claire, Season 5, Starz The fabulous, wonderful, talented production team is filming away. By my calculations, they are about to start week 12 of filming. At two weeks per episode, that means they’re midway through filming Episode 6, so literally halfway finished with filming the season right now. They may or may […]

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Alexander Vlahos is Our Season 6 Allan Christie!

Cover photo: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images We welcomed him aboard a while back, but now we have confirmation! Another Welshman, (that’s 3 now – Kyle Rees, Mark Lewis Jones, and now Alex), Alexander Vlahos is playing Allan Christie! You’ll maybe know him from his role as Philippe, Duke of Orléans, in the television series Versailles. Alex Vlahos […]

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