Monday, 4 June 2012
Underground - Chapter Four Posted!
Chapter 4 of Underground, “Robbed,” is now posted! You can read it and previous chapters at www.cmgbooks.com/5.html. Don’t forget to come back and leave your comments!
Notes on the Chapter:
The Upper Cemetery of Kingston no longer exists. It has been transformed into
affectionately known by Kingstonians as “ .” For many years, it was Skeleton Park ’s largest multidenominational graveyard.
After the decision to turn it into a
park was made in the 1880s, many (though certainly not all) of the bodies were
moved to the newer Cataraqui cemetery.
The current dimensions of Kingston are not the
dimensions of the original cemetery, which was considerably larger than the modern
green space. McBurney
Some readers may question the accuracy of Renquest’s description of the post-resurrectionist cemetery, which smacks of a zombie story. At this time, I can only offer the reassurance that the word (and the idea of) zombies has been in use in western society since 1819, and Renquest’s description is not anachronistic or inaccurate. I promise all will be explained; check back soon!
For more information on
, check out this 2011
article published in the Queen’s Journal: http://queensjournal.ca/story/2011-10-27/features/skeleton-park-earns-its-name/ Skeleton
Readers may also be interested in the
Historical Society’s “Chronology of the History of ,” which has a little information about
Ronan’s school as well as the cemetery. It is available at www.kingstonhistoricalsociety.ca/chronology.html.
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As ever, thanks to Jennifer Dunn for her help in navigating historic
. Her patience with my cartographical impairment
is much appreciated! Kingston
My gratitude, also, to the folks at effective editing for their help in ensuring that most of the grammar and plot bugs were ironed out.
I hope you enjoy the chapter, and look forward to reading your comments and feedback!