To kick off the podcast, we dive into an old favourite of ours–The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
If you haven’t read this enchanting, fable-esque story that is a love song to Muskoka (as well as a love song to love itself), then we highly, highly recommend that you drop everything and rush out to read it.
This episode contains spoilers, so consider yourself warned!
- The illustrations that we love of The Blue Castle are by New Zealand-based artist Masako Kubo.
- Here is a pic of the much-debated eyebrows belonging to iconic film star Vivien Leigh. They certainly do seem Barneyish.
This is a photo of Maud’s cat Good Luck, who inspired Barney’s obsessively loveable cat of the same name:
- Also, a link to the Bustle article where we sourced our historical sex euphemisms.
The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Harvesting Thistles: The Textual Garden of L.M. Montgomery, ed. Mary Henley Rubio
Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings by Mary Henley Rubio
Thanks to Rob Muir for our theme song, original intro music, and all things audio. And thanks to you for listening!