Monday, May 16, 2011

The Mitford Years Series - Cult like At Times:


One of the series of books I enjoy are The Mitford Years Series of books by Jan Karon. They tell the tale of a balding, aging, Episcopal priest named Father Tim. They do have a spiritual theme but are a nice change from the usually books I read. I think there are nine Mitford series books plus a number of associated books including a cookbook (yes I have that too). The books have an most cult-like following. Written by Jan Karon they take place in the fictious town of Mitford in North Carolina (around Blowing Rock), needless to say the North Carolina Tourist commission has jumped on that and, as I have recently discovered, have a Mitford Days Events in Blowing Rock NC with Jan Karon - June 2 - 5, 2011. Parades, fairs, the whole smear of things to bring in Tourist. I have no doubt a movie or movies will be made from this series - well maybe - in today's world you don't often see movies about priest unless it is a child molestion case. Now back in the 1930's and 1940 there were great ones about church pastors and priests. I understand there has been a few stage productions like "an Evening with Father Tim," and "Welcome to Mitford" the latter adapted for the stage by Robert Inman.

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