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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Fourteen – The Bishop House

paul-varnum-112355-unsplash.jpgPaul Varnum

On Day Fourteen of our countdown, we reminisce about Diana’s idiosyncratic and accidentally sentient family home, the Bishop House. Nestled in the picturesque countryside of upstate New York, the Bishop House has many quirks–a penchant for stealing objects, an abundance of ghosts, aged appliances, and a temper. Honestly, though, we couldn’t imagine Diana and her family living anywhere else. We love all of the scenes in the house: the first meeting of the Conventicle, the fireworks, Matthew doing yoga in the front lawn, the apple tree, the hop barn, the house’s internalization of the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac… it’s all wonderful. We can’t wait to return to the Bishop House in the TV series and see it in all of its glory.

How do you think that the Bishop House became, well, itself? Tell us in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Fifteen.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Thirteen – Sept-Tours

yan-ots-677373-unsplashYan Ots

Every fantasy romance ought to have a castle, right?

That’s why we’re dedicating Day Thirteen of our countdown to All Souls Con to Sept-Tours, the magnificent seat of the de Clermont family and the Knights of Lazarus in the Auvergne. We associate Sept-Tours with so many wonderful moments — dancing in the salon, bundling (hee hee), Sarah and Ysabeau marveling over Diana’s pregnancy in the driveway, meeting Philippe — we had to include it! Sept-Tours represents so many things — home, tradition, family, legacy, power — it seems like its own character. Besides, who wouldn’t be pleasantly surprised to find that their vampire boyfriend had a killer castle tucked away in a remote corner of France? Find us that person. We dare you.

What’s your favorite scene in Sept-Tours?

Come and tell us on our Facebook page, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Fourteen

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Twelve – The Old Lodge

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Greg Willson

The world of the All Souls Trilogy is full of amazing people, but it also contains amazing places. We’d be remiss if we didn’t give them the same complimentary treatment during our countdown!

Today, we reflect on the Old Lodge — Matthew’s impressive Tudor home on the outskirts of Oxford. It’s where we attend yoga, make tea, travel into the past, and wait to find the last page of Ashmole 782. The Old Lodge is full of reminders of Matthew’s various lives and anchors Diana when she steps into 1590 in the last chapter of ADOW. We love the Old Lodge and everything that happens there and cannot wait to see it represented on film.

What’s your favorite location in the All Souls Trilogy? Where would you plan your next trip? Tell us about it in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Thirteen.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Eleven – Tabitha

raquel-pedrotti-519198-unsplashunsplash-logoRaquel Pedrotti

On Day Eleven, we honor that persnickety ball of feline contempt, Tabitha. A fixture of the Bishop House–and later, Sept-Tours–Tabitha has an incredible sense of comedic timing and a penchant for tall, dark, spicy-smelling vampires. We love every scene that has Tabitha in it, but Cait’s favorite is the one where Tabitha and Ysabeau have a standoff over the book containing Philippe’s note in SON.

Do you love Tabitha? Do you have an especially funny story to tell about your own mischievous feline? Tell us about it in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Twelve.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Ten – Corra

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On Day Ten of our countdown, we acknowledge the thematic (and humorous) contributions of Corra, Diana’s firedrake familiar. Corra is a symbol of Diana’s power, her mutability, her strength, and her need for complete freedom to work and shape her magic. At first, Diana attempts to tame Corra — she soon learns that the secret to magic (and to managing a wayward familiar) is letting it take its own shape. Corra can often be found menacing Ysabeau’s antiques or crooning at a particularly dirty song sung by Gallowglass. She is feisty, curious, mysterious, and unexpected — we love her in every scene where she appears.

If you had a familiar, what would it be? Tell us about it in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Eleven.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen