About the Outlander Saga
Whether in the 18th or 20th century, the Frasers and their loved ones go through a number of Christmases! Sometimes in times of peace, sometimes in times of war... but always aware of the importance of celebrating this special day.
The list is not exhaustive, of course, and it is very likely that this post will be supplemented over time. But it's a good start!
The shape of things
Diana tells us that all of her books have an internal or natural geometric shape that emerges during the work. These internal shapes are normally invisible, but if pointed out, the reader can certainly spot them.
Diana Gabaldon shares an excerpt of the prequel to Outlander
A bird in the hand
Brian Fraser and Murtagh FitzGibbons Fraser are hiding out on one of the battlements of Castle Leoch, where they’ve sneaked in to take part in the funeral festivities for the recently deceased Chief, Red Jacob MacKenzie.
Of the interest of marriage
Some excerpts from the different volumes of the saga in which the Fraser couple finds a particular interest in being married! Be careful, it's hot !
What Frank Knew
When his wife came back and told him her story, Frank wouldn't believe her. But as a good historian he was, he did some research, and we discover as the books progressed that he probably knew more than he seemed...!
Throughout the saga, children are born, grow up, parents learn, communicate...
Please note that one of the quotations is taken from the 9th volume: Go telle the bees that I am gone.
If there is a recurring and fundamental subject in the Outlander saga, it is that of filiation, whether of blood or heart.
It is telling to note that Diana Gabaldon is almost more attached to the bonds of the fathers than that of the mothers.
Some quotes from the saga which testifies to Claire's incredible resilience from her childhood, to the death of her parents, until her return to Fraser's Ridge after two years of absence in volume 8, in ink from my heart.