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Silence in the Library? – Medievalist Poetry Shout-Out

Gail Ashton

Gail Ashton is an academic, writer and poet with research and publishing interests in medieval literature, popular culture, and poetry. Recent books include Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture (2012), co-edited with Daniel T. Kline, 2012; Geoffrey Chaucer: a life (2011); Medieval Romance in Context (2010); and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015



...The Library Simon Armitage isn’t even dressed for a London climate. In his Yorkshire-weather parka and boots, he is about to enter the reading room of the British Library to look over the precious original...