Congratulations to Diana Gabaldon on the publication of THE SCOTTISH PRISONER!
I was DELIGHTED to see the following in the Acknowledgements page:
Karen Henry, Czarina of Traffic and Aedile Curule of the Diana Gabaldon folder (in the Compuserve Books and Writers Forum), without whom I would have a lot more distraction and fewer words on paper, both for herding the bumblebees and for her detailed and helpful manuscript comments...The reference to "Aedile Curule" comes from this post on Compuserve. I know very little about ancient Rome myself, but I found this on Wikipedia: "Based in Rome, the aediles were responsible for maintenance of public buildings and regulation of public festivals. They also had powers to enforce public order." And that definitely fits my role as Section Leader of the Diana Gabaldon folder in the Compuserve Books and Writers Community.
And I'm also mentioned a bit later in the Acks, but the context for that second mention won't make any sense to you until you read Section 5 of SCOTTISH PRISONER, so I won't talk about it here, yet.
It really is a wonderful book, and I hope the rest of you enjoy it as much as I have.