Is there something strange in your neighborhood, a mysterious house or odd sculpture that either resembles or reminds you of something from John or Brad’s books? Then get your camera ready!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
John taught for only one school year at Shimer College, back when it was stationed in Mount Carroll, Illinois. The college left the small community in the 1970s for bigger pastures and the grounds became home of the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation (not quite the place to go if you want to find out how to get that century-old tobacco stain out of your Civil War-era floor rug).
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
We would do all Bellairsdom a great disservice if we did not acknowledge that this year is the fortieth anniversary of The Face in the Frost. It is still the first (and the only compleat) book to feature the wizards Prospero and Roger Bacon who live in a strange land known only as the Southern Kingdom. And what a book it is. Bellairs actually composed a lot of the book in another kingdom – the United Kingdom...England – in his years after teaching at Shimer College. How far along in Prospero's tale Bellairs was before he arrived in England is uncertain but the ambiance there surely inspired him – note the similarities of local flavor found in the Gorgon's head in Bath and Somerset's Five Dials Inn to some of the encounters in Face.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
File under: michigan
- Saturday, September 12, 9:00 to 5:00
- Sunday, September 13, 10:00 to 5:00
Elsewhere...Laura Martone shares some comments on the tour and some of the historical residences in Marshall, and Historical Ken discusses some of the other tours around Michigan.
Some pictures of Marshall courtesy Scott Diussa and David Bowser.