Finished reading silence! What a strange, strange trip, that was... The entire thing is something like the scenes in movies, where everyone listens to a bawdy story in an old tavern and drinks ale, and sings 'Heigh Ho'... and what it says about the role of women in medieval society is fascinatingly complex! So, onward and upwards. I know Amanda thinks it's a bad plan, but I'm itching to read Orlando by Ms Woolf. We have a historically troubled relationship, the two of us (Me and Ms Woolf, not me and Amanda), so hopefully she'll be forgiving with me today :).