I don’t know if you are new to the party or have been here all along since 1991. I’m relatively new, I’ve been reading Diana Gabaldons books since 2009 and feel like Claire and Jamie are old friends at this point. The wait between books has been so incredibly hard for me, in all honesty, I stop reading the last hundred pages and wait till a publication date is announced and then will start reading again only when the next book is on the horizon.
Now that Outlander is a television series I feel like there are so many more people who I can share in the fun of all things Outlander. So here goes, these are some of my most favorite things inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.
The perfect addition to any Outlander fans collection of books. This book has a little bit of everything. A synopsis of the first four novels, pronunciation guides, Diana Gabaldon’s explanation of her time travel theory, personal stories, recipes and essays about eighteenth century medicine magic and other goodies. Rumor has it that there will be another Outlandish Companion since this one only covers the first four novels.
You will need a rather sturdy tote to carry around these books – did you know that in total the eight books weigh almost 23 pounds – yes, I’m a nerd and just got out the scale to weigh them.
Claire is such an interesting character to me, how her interests in botany lend themselves into the role of a healer. I found these incredibly delightfully packaged salves on Etsy. I haven’t yet tried them, but am deeply in love with the packaging and the inspiration behind their creation.
After watching Outlander on Starz, I think many people who knit must have run out the next day and started making the amazing knit items that Claire wears in the show. The cowls, hand warmers and shrugs are gorgeous and make me wish I could knit a little bit better than I can. I found this awesome cowl on Etsy. Perfect for those chilly days that are among us now.
Scotland’s tourism folks have used the love of all things Outlander to create some really fantastic travel tips, tours and packages on their website. When I first started reading the books, I dreamed of traveling to Scotland and walking in the highlands and drinking whiskey, maybe forcing my husband to wear a kilt. It is brilliant marketing, I hope you enjoy checking it out.
If you’ve been reading my blog you know I love maps, I couldn’t resist this beauty. This map is just a few years ahead of when Claire is transported back in time. I suspect that if you look really closely you will see Doune Castle west of Sterling on this map which is where the filming of Castle Leoch took place.
Let me know which item you like best and if I’ve missed something let me know too.
Tá lá iontach,