It had been a little while since Deborah made it to the San Francisco Bay Area for a book tour—last time it was in 2014. This time, we got lucky since Book Passage in Corte Madera, just North of San Francisco, invited her for a book signing. To make the day even more exciting, friends from the All Souls Podcast, Chamomile & Clove, the All Souls Discussion Group, and All Souls Con joined the celebration of Time’s Convert. And a celebration it was! The event marked the 2nd week in the New York Times Best Seller List. At about 7pm, Deborah arrived and immediately started to tell us how Time’s Convert came about, the extensive historical research that went into the development of Time’s Convert, her writing process, and even about the books she read about “vampire development.”
Our friend and All Souls kindred spirit Christine has recently taken a field trip to Château des Anges Déchus, Gerbert of Aurillac’s home in the Cantal and Château du Sailhant in real life. Christine, who lives in the Auvergne (lucky), has taken some spectacular photos of this property, which you can admire on her Instagram account. The property is carefully and lovingly maintained by its current owner, architect and conservationist, Joseph Pell Lombardi. We asked Christine to give us her impressions of the castle and she was happy to oblige. Thank you Christine!
In the summer of 2015, we posted the #AllSoulsWatch Survival Guide—It feels like a lifetime ago! We figured we should update it for all the fans that are waiting for A Discovery Of Witches to air in their country (us included). You’re not alone. As a reminder, if you’re in North America, A Discovery Of Witches is expected to air in early 2019 on Sundance Now and Shudder, with all the episodes available at once (binge-mode). The show will also air weekly episodes on the Sundance channel.
Credit for the #AllSoulsWatch hashtag: The All Souls Podcast.
Happy #Witchmas everyone!
We’re thrilled to bring you an abridged version of the Q&A with the brilliant panel of executive producers, Jane Tranter, Kate Brooke, and Deborah Harkness, with Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode, at the Cardiff premiere of A Discovery Of Witches. The panel was moderated by Welsh television presenter Angharad Mair.
We were very fortunate to be invited to a press roundtable at San Diego Comic Con and got to chat with the effervescent cast and producers of A Discovery Of Witches. But before we meet the witches (and producers), here’s a summary of what was announced at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 19th:
• A Discovery Of Witches will premier on September 14 on Sky One in the UK.
• In the US, it will be available on streaming platforms, Sundance Now and Shudder. Later on Instagram, Sundance Now wrote that the series would air in early 2019.
The producers and cast were the same that had previously spoken during the panel in Hall 20: Deborah Harkness, Lachlan MacKinnon, Teresa Palmer, Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, and Owen Teale.
At first, we wanted to write a review about The World Of All Souls, but had to change plans, because how do write a review about a book you want to hug? Well, it would be awkward, so we decided to list our Top 10 favorite finds.
But first thing first. Who’s this book for? This question is easy to answer. If you fit one of these profiles, The World Of All Souls is for you.
Sol in Taurus—The Bull governeth money, credit, debts, and gifts. While the sun is in Taurus, deal with unfinished business. Settle your affaires, lest they trouble you later. Should you receive an unexpected reward, invest it for the future.
Anonymous English Commonplace Book, c. 1590, Gonçalves Manuscript 4890, f. 7 v
On May 8th, under the sign of the Taurus, a new gift from Team Harkness is born. Its full name is THE WORLD OF ALL SOULS.
The wonderful authors, Claire Baldwin, Lisa Halttunen, and Jill Hough, and the magnificent artist, Colleen Madden, shared the creative process of putting the book together, what surprised them the most, what is like working with Deborah, and a lot more!