In this episode, the gang celebrates Christmas by teasing Derek, talking about their favorite books of the year, and engaging other various and sundry topics.

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  1. Gents, what was the Norwegian novel that you mentioned?


    1. Kristin Lavransdatter. It’s amazing.


      1. Great. I’ve just started the first volume. Thanks for the tip.


  2. […] This week’s Mere Fidelity is a light-hearted discussion of some of the things that have made our year memorable. It also contains a few embarrassing revelations about me and a lengthy discussion of Derek’s driving. Enjoy! […]


  3. Thanks guys! Really enjoy listening to the podcast and this was lots of fun.

    Matt, I really enjoyed reading book 1 of ‘The Faerie Queen’ at university and I’d love to get into reading the rest of it. I’d be really interested to hear or read from you about it.

    I think there’s scope for getting a broader audience than just academics interested in it, especially via its influence on C S Lewis and as a work of proto-fantasy fiction (though it’s really much more than that). I think a decent number of people would be interested in exploring it with an enthusiastic reader such as yourself to help guide them into it.


  4. Sex is sex and love is love and there is sex with love and sex without love and love with sex and love without sex. I think this article waste too much intellect on sex when the only issue is no love or love.


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