Home is where the castle is PLUS #BookReview of Girl in the Castle by @lizzie_lamb
If you’re wondering if you should read Girl in the Castle, let Barb Taub’s fabulous review/blog help you make up your mind.
As I read Girl in the Castle, the latest release from one of my favorite writers, Lizzie Lamb, I couldn’t help remembering my own life in a medieval castle. Like anyone brought up on Disney-f**ed fairy tales and princesses, I used to dream about living in a castle.
Like any Americans, the Hub and I jumped at the chance a few years ago to move into one corner of a medieval castle in the north of England. I was living the dream. Apparently, the dream is really, really cold and occasionally in a foreign language. Who knew?
The main thing to remember about living in a 1000+ year old pile of stone is that the builders were a lot more concerned with discouraging visits from Vikings and Scots than with heat and er… sanitation.
But thanks to the sympathetic current owners of…
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