Friday, January 27, 2023

Crossover Cover: August Folly


Richard Tebben is spending his summer vacation from Oxford at his family home in Barsetshire. Mr. Fanshawe is the Dean of St. Paul’s College, Oxford: “As everyone knows, Paul’s is famous for the great row or disturbance which took place shortly before the Crimean War, in consequence of which row Charles Ravenshoe, a gentleman of good family in the West, was rusticated for a year.” Sparrow, the butler of the Palmer family, smokes Junior Whifflets. Angela Thirkell wrote many novels set in the fictional English county seen in Anthony Trollope’s The Chronicles of Barsetshire novels, which are in the CU through The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, among other works. Many of Thirkell’s novels feature descendants of Trollope’s characters. St. Paul’s College and Charles Ravenshoe are from Henry Kingsley’s novel Ravenshoe. St. Paul’s is mentioned in several of Thirkell’s novels. Whifflets cigarettes are from Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey novel Murder Must Advertise.

This crossover, and hundreds more (including several other Barsetshire novels by Thirkell), will be covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3! As with the first two volumes, this tome is an AUTHORIZED companion to Win Scott Eckert's invaluable resources Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

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