Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Some degrees of separation

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series of books are on my all time favourite list of books. I fell in love right from the start. And then I saw the tv series (which I have on dvd, that's how dedicated I am) and I fell in love with Laura Linney playing Mary Ann Singleton and Olympia Dukakis playing Anna Madrigal. In fact, all of the characters were perfectly cast.
And now there is another book! Michael Tolliver Lives. Thank you Mr Maupin!
I also love the new look for the old books. Pity, I already have my well loved set, or I would be tempted to buy these just for the pretty covers!
I can't wait to get this in my hands and read it from start to finish. But I still have to finish Harry Potter. Can you believe I am only halfway through?! I don't know why it is taking me so long. Then I have to read Eclipse. I must find out what happens to Bella and Edward next. When Jo was staying over the weekend I kind of got her hooked on these young adult fiction books. She's 36.
So anyways, my some degress of separation to Armistead Maupin goes like this:
My friend Audrey lives in Cornwall, UK and she is friends with author Patrick Gale who is friends with Armistead Maupin and Audrey has received Christmas cards from Mr Maupin herself.
So I don't know just how many degrees of separation that is exactly. 2? 3? 4? But whatever it is, I think it's pretty cool.
Oh, and I think he used to live in Akaroa, NZ which is only about an hours drive from my house. But I could be wrong. In one way or another, it is a small world indeed.
Armistead Maupin has a blog here.

8 comments:

paper. string. cloth said...

perstringcloth@yahoo.com.auJust today, I was mulling over posting about my favourite books on my blog, and then I took some photographs of some of them from my bookshelf. After that, I got on the net, and checked Bloglines, in which I read your post.

Two of my favourites? Tales of the City and Dangerous Pleasures, by Armistead Maupin, and Patrick Gale, respectively.

Ah, serendipity.

I can't beleive there is a new book. I must read it.
Leah
xxx

paper. string. cloth said...

eeekkk.... sorry about the extensive typo in above comment.....i'm sleepy.

nancy said...

i'm so excited to have you as my swap partner too Sarah! and I would totally nerd out if I knew someone who got a Christmas card from Amistad Maupin. if they didn't keep it I'd have to beg it from them and frame it myself. now i'm off to lurk around in your archives to make sure I send you the perfect school supplies :)

ali said...

Thanks for the book recommendation, Sarah. I'm in need of a good read!

Robin said...

I've never heard of those book! They look so pretty! I will definitely look into them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah
And here's another degree of separation for you... Armistead Maupin lectured Jo and me at university...it's a small world after all..altogether now..it's a small world..after all.. it's a small world after all..it's a small world after all..it's a small..small world.
M & J

Sarah said...

M - you never told me that! And you went to University and you write 'Jo and me' instead of 'Jo and I'? What's up with that??

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