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Inside the Medieval Mind: Great BBC Series

I caught the third episode of the BBC series Inside the Medieval Mind, presented and written by Professor Robert Bartlett. The episode I watched was on Belief. I thought Bartlett did a great job of not just recounting religious beliefs, but instead delved into beliefs around life and death and how the two were linked together. The series is actually a couple of years old I think, but I managed to catch an on demand episode last night via Virgin Media. It seems to be possible to watch the whole series online at OVGuide, but I haven’t tried it yet.

Here’s a clip:

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A Habit for Killing – working title

A Habit for Killing will be the working title for the Roger Draper novel project. A Habit for Death is a bit punchier, but there is already a novel by that name, published in 2006. 

I think the title hints at three elements in the story:
Killing – it’s a novel about murder
Habit – it involves monks!
Habit – also is a pun for a habitual act – thus a serial murder, but also it’s a pun so alludes to the fact that the book will also have comic moments.
So now I’m going to see if I can change all the labels to: A Habit for Killing. We’ll see if this works!