“D’rymple mild” – Literary Edinburgh

I've always identified with my distant Scottish roots. It's all in the name - Dalrymple. It's a very Scottish surname and an actual town in Ayrshire, situated in the Scottish lowlands. My cousin Dan (whom inspired this post with a surprise phone call this evening) has spent an immense amount of time composing a thoroughly … Continue reading “D’rymple mild” – Literary Edinburgh

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Chapter One

I've stood on Jane Austen’s front porch, at the foot of John Keats’ bed and over Percy and Mary Shelley’s gravestone. Deep in the moors of Northern England, I hiked six miles in the rain to Emily Bronte's assumed motivation behind Wuthering Heights. A few years ago, I traveled to Scotland on a solo pilgrimage … Continue reading Chapter One