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The Outlandish Companionby Diana Gabaldon
Synopses & Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, Outlander. Dragonfly In Amber, Voyager, and Drums Of Autumn. From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical stone that transports her back in time more than 200 years to 1743, and into the arms of Scottish soldier Jamie Fraser, readers have been enthralled with this epic saga of time travel, adventure, and love everlasting.
Now Diana Gabaldon has written the ultimate companion guide to her bestselling series, the book only she could write - a beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish. As a special bonus for those who are eagerly awaiting the next appearance of Jamie and Claire, she includes never - before - published excerpts from upcoming works in the series. And there's lots more in this lavish keepsake volume for the many devoted fans who yearn to learn the stories behind the stories:
• Full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn
• A complete listing of the characters in all four novels, including extensively researched family trees and genealogical notes
• Professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire
• A comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage
• The fully explicated Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel
• Frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers
• An annotated bibliography
• Tips, personal stories - even a recipe or two
• Essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, and more
With the insight, humor, and eye for detail that has made her novels such an outstanding success story. Diana Gabaldon here gives her readers the best gift of all—The Outlandish Companion.
The creator of the Outlander series gives fans the skinny on her epic saga of time travel, adventure, and love everlasting, offering a complete listing of the characters and their genealogy; a glossary of Gaelic terms; and more. Tour.
Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of Lord John and the Private Matter and the wildly popular Outlander novels. She won a 2006 Quill Award for her most recent Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
Table of Contents
Synopses — Outlander — Dragonfly in Amber — Voyager — Drums of Autumn — Characters — Where Characters Come From: Mushrooms, Onions, and Hard Nuts — Cast of Characters — I Get Letters... — Horoscope Reading for James Fraser, Horoscope Chart — Horoscope Reading for Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser, Horoscope Chart — Magic, Medicine, and White Ladies — Family Trees — A Genealogical Note — Comprehensive Glossary and Pronunciation Guide — A Very Brief Guide to Gaelic Grammar — Comprehensive Glossary of Foreign Terms (including British slang) — Outlandish Web Sites and Online Venues — The Web Sites — The Diana Gabaldon Home Page — LOL--The Ladies (and Lads) of Lallybroch — Through the Stones — The Outlandish Timeline — Clan Outlandish on AOL — The Free Gallery of Authors' Voices — CompuServe Readers and Writers Ink Group — Research — Researching Historical Fiction: Hot Dogs and Beans — Botanical Medicine: Don't Try This at Home — Penicillin Online: A Writer's Thread — Where Titles Come From (and Other Matters of General Interest) — Outlander vs. Cross Stitch — The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel — The View from Lallybroch: Objects of Vertue, Objects of Use — Lallybroch — "Arma virumque cano" — Frequently Asked Questions — Answers — Controversy — Communication — Work in Progress: Excerpts of Future Books — The Fiery Cross — King, Farewell: — "Surgeon's Steel" — The Cannibal's Art — Writing and Real Life — Annotated Bibliography — Eighteenth Century — Scotland — Medicine — African Cultures — Ghosts and Ghost Stories — Literature — Language Resources — Magic — Medicine (Including all Herbals) — Natural History Guides and Resources — North Carolina — Foods and Cookery — Native American Cultures and History, Etc. — Rather Odd Books — Miscellaneous — Errata — Gaelic (Gaidhlig) Resources — Poems and Quotations — Roots: A Brief Primer on Genealogical Research — A Brief Discography of Celtic Music — Foreign Editions, Audiotapes, and Strange, Strange Covers — The Methadone List.
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