LeAnna (and David)

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Gender FEMALE
Occupation Grad Student
Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Introduction Life is full of surprises, and in April 2009 David received a Cambridge International Scholarship, allowing him to realize his dream of getting his PhD from Cambridge. So, with our MAs from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies completed, we took flight for the old world. This is our life--planning a wedding and playing tourist while working and studying abroad.
Interests LeAnna: embroidery, painting (water colour), cooking, reading, day dreaming, singing piano, the cult of the Virgin Mary, medieval popular piety, and other such academic pursuits. David: reading, writing, Medieval & classical poetry, book collecting, travel (preferably by foot or boat, longish novels, Roman Catholicism, dinner parties.
Favorite Movies LeAnna: Princess Bride, Secret Garden, and Dracula. David: wouldn't you like to know!
Favorite Music LeAnna: Mediaeval Baebes, Dialogos, Delerium, Steeleye Span, Maddy Prior, and Pentangle. David: Classical, Folk and sometimes Jazz
Favorite Books LeAnna: Gone with the Wind; everything by L.M. Montgomery & Laura Ingalls Wilder; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's "Count St Germain" series; the works of Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, and George Elliot; and most of Gillian Bradshaw. David: Homer, Aeschylus, Pindar, Isocrates, Vergil, Propertius, Tacitus, Beowulf, Chretien de Troyes, Guido Cavalcanti, Dante, Bertran de Born, Arnaut Daniel, Marcabru, Cantar de Mio Cid, Chaucer, Sir Thomas Malory, Villon, Joanot Martorell, Njal’s Saga, Ariosto, Spenser, Juan de la Cruz, Teresa de Avila, Calderon de la Barca, Fontaine, Rabelais, Montaigne, George Buchanan, Erasmus, St. Thomas More, Valla, Mirandola, Bembo, Milton, Racine, Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Cervantes, Vico, Pascal, Samuel Johnson, Jane Austen, Gustavo Becquer, Theophile Gautier, Holderlin, Novalis, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rilke, Leopardi, Eliot, Pound, Auden, Hemingway, Simone Weil, Lorca, Paul Celan, Borges, Calvino and many many more. Favourite Living Writer: Seamus Heaney. Favourite Fantasy Writers: Tolkien, Howard, Arthur Machen, Fritz Leiber, Mervyn Peake, George MacDonald, Lord Dunsany, Jane Gaskell, Avram Davidson, Poul Anderson, Fletcher Pratt/Sprague de Camp, & Terry Brooks.