April 12, 2008 Update: The replacement site I mentioned in my last post did not work out. I was unable to devote the necessary time to working on it. I think a great wiki could be created for Diana Gabaldon's books, but I just don't have the time. This site will most likely remain dormant, but I have no intention of deleting it, as I feel there could be some useful stuff here. I am deleting the guestbook and mail functions below to avoid irritating any other folks attempting to use them.
April 19, 2006 Update: I have begun work on a much better replacement for this site. Please note that it is still very much under construction, but when it is finished, it will be much more comprehensive than this site, and possibly more comprehensive than any other Gabaldon fan site I've run across. You can check it out at Sassenach's Wiki. If you want to keep track of updates to the new site, you can read the news blog. This is going to take a lot of time as it is a huge amount of work, but the beauty of the new website is that it's a wiki, which means you can contribute to it and help move it along. Probably the most famous wiki site out there is Wikipedia. You can check out that site if you like. It also has lots of help files on how to alter wikis that I haven't had a chance to create yet. This site will no longer be updated, and soon, I will put in a redirect script so that surfers who find themselves here will be redirected to the new site. I won't do that until I feel more confident about the amount of and helpfulness of material published there.
December 30, 2005 Update: I want to thank all of you who continue to stop by and leave nice notes in my guestbook. This site has been woefully neglected by me, and it makes me feel guilty. When I have a chance, I plan to revamp and move to my own domain. You can see my other projects there at HuffEnglish.com. I haven't forgotten those of you who stop by here, and thanks again.
What's a Sassenach?
Weel, lassie, I'll tell ye. Sassenach are folk that are no Scots. Though ye could say that they're folk that are no Celts - I dinna think ye can call most Irish, Welsh or Cornishmen real Sassenach.
Noo then, lad, I dinna want ye treatin Sassenach like inferior folk, een though that's often true. There are guid, kind, intelligent and een holy people among their different tribes. Why, maist o the saints ye hear tell of are Sassenach. That's why yere no tae be treating folk unkindly just for an accident o birth that they're nae Scots - pity them, aye, but dinnae mock them. *Taken from Royal Stuarts.
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the Outlander Series, a collection of time-travel romances set in eighteenth-century Scotland against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rebellion. The series consists of Outlander (Cross Stitch in the U.K.), Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and The Outlandish Companion (Through the Stones in the U.K.), which is a compendium of material related to the series. Two more books are planned, one tentatively titled Sons of Liberty.
Inverness, Scotland. It's 1946. Claire Randall and her husband Frank are enjoying a second honeymoon after a long separation during World War II. They've been married seven years, but they have never really had a life together. Claire, an amateur botanist, wants to get a closer look at a plant she saw growing near the ancient stone circle named Craigh na Dun. What she doesn't know is that on the ancient Celtic holy days, the stone circles open pathways to the past. It is May 1 - the Feast of Beltane. She hears the hum of the stones, as though they are calling her. She steps through a cleft in the stones and emerges in ... 1743. While she is trapped in the past, she will meet the love of her life, James Alexander Malcolm McKenzie Fraser - Jamie.
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