Friday, 3 October 2014

Magazines of Mine - Sepia Satuday

We have never been a family that subscribes to magazines. We may have dabbled with one or two related to cooking or to the art or writing, but now it's a case of a weekend magazine issued with the Saturday paper and in which i usually only scan the pictures.

However I do have a few back issues with which I have been associated. These have had an influence on many of my blog posts.

In 2008 my "Houses in Fiction" appeared in "The Lady." 

The article included photos chosen by the magazine - and I'm not sure where I stand with copyright so you will have to settle with these representing the houses I wrote about.

From Uncle Tom's cabin I jumped to:

followed by Green Gables on Prince Edward Island.

That triangle at the bottom left of the blurb was a picture of Pride and Predujice's Mr Darcy on the steps of Pemberley, aka:

Chatsworth House
(By Paul Collins - 2007)
The site for Brideshead Castle on TV and in a more recent film was here at Yorkshire's - 

Castle Howard
We have to move further north for the location of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the films of JK Rowling's Harry Potter Books.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
My second magazine is from a local Yorkshire town.

The piece that was my second blogspot post was about Gertrude Bell. You can read Al Khatun here. 

I hadn't discovered Sepia Saturday then or identified the source of photos I could have used. But here is two that would have been appropriate.

Gertrude Bell in Iraq in 1909
(From the Gertrude Bell Archive)
Rather unkindly the photo identifies the lady's age as 41.

The Al Khatun article also revers to the Theodore Roosevelt's famous African safari in 1909 where he shot his first lion.

(From African Game Trails, published in the USA 1910)
Sir Alfred Eward Pease (centre), is flanked by Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore's son, on the left and the former President Theodore Roosevelt on the Athi Plains in 1909.

As for the lion,  it is immortalised in the stained glass window in Guisborough's St Nicholas Church shown in the Al Khatun blog post.

You may browse through other magazines at Sepia-Saturday-248.


Wendy said...

Well look at you being all famous in a magazine! That's fantastic!

La Nightingail said...

Congrats on the magazine publishings! I can claim one small victory there in Woman's Day magazine when a letter & photograph were published some 40+ years ago. Not 'quite' what you accomplished, but fun. :)

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

I had to go read your 2009 post to bring together (in my mind) a connection between the lion kill and the lady. But the magazine connection was definitely interesting!

Postcardy said...

I never heard of Gertrude Bell before. She sounds like an interesting and very talented woman.

Kristin said...

Sounds like a very interesting article on houses. Wish I could read it.

Lorraine Phelan said...

There's seemingly no end to the talents of my fellow Sepians.

Deb Gould said...

Houses in fiction -- what an interesting idea for an article, Bob! I'll tell you, though; I live in Brunswick, Maine, where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived...and we are all mighty sick of Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Nancy Javier gave me the biography of Gertrude Bell - what an amazing story. Congratulations to you on being published..the houses in fiction story looks great. Living in Southern California we are more likely to run across houses from movies or TV shows although our local famous writer, T. Jefferson Parker just released a book set right here in Fallbrook!

Jo said...

I can never be bothered with magazines although many years ago I had a poem published in a yachting magazine.

I am impressed that you had articles published in magazines though.

Anonymous said...

Well you were definitely ahead of your time. Last year the Sheffield University pinched your idea and ran an online course on Literature of the English Country House, starting back with Thomas More through to Oscar Wilde. I was sorely tempted but resisted. It takes me all my time to read the SepSat posts.

Alex Daw said...

I'd heard of Gertrude Bell before but I didn't realise that Kermit was a real name, if you know what I mean. I thought there was just Kermit the Frog and that was it.

ScotSue said...

Congratulations on getting article published in national magazines - quite an achievement. I enjoyed your photographs of places linked with novels - a very inventive interpretation of this week's theme.

Little Nell said...

Oh published in The Lady; I take my hat off to you indeed!

Jo Featherston said...

congratulations on being a published writer! The only magazines I read these days are genealogy society ones, and I have a pile of those to catch up. I've had an article or two published in that kind of thing, and am hoping to get another one published in a December Issue of the NZ genealogy magazine, but am not holding my breath - I sent the article to them last year some time!

Doug Peabody said...

Love those old castles Bob. Great post. :)