…this photo of a wee replica of an 18th century printing press was
accidentally posted on twitter by JGS? And how many of us squealed with excitement?
And now to know that it really will happen, and that MBR is writing the episode, Matt, the one who brought Outlander to the attention of the Tall Stacks folks. And to know that we will see Claire walking in Edinburgh:
“I took a deep breath, pushed back my hair, and marched into the shadows of Carfax Close. It was a longish, winding close, and the printshop was at the foot. There were thriving businesses and tenements on either side, but I had no attention to spare for anything beyond the neat white sign that hung by the door.”
And then she will see this sign:
“I shoved open the door and walked in.
There was a broad counter across the front of the room, with an open flap in it, and a rack to one side that held several trays of type. Posters and notices of all sorts were tacked up on the opposite wall; samples, no doubt.
The door into the back room was open, showing the bulky angular frame of a printing press. Bent over it, his back turned to me, was Jamie.
“Is that you, Geordie?” he asked, not turning around. He was dressed in shirt and breeches, and had a small tool of some kind in his hand, with which he was doing something to the innards of the press. “Took ye long enough. Did ye get the—”
And then we will see the greatest reunion in literary and television history (IMHO)
“It isn’t Geordie,” I said. My voice was higher than usual. “It’s me,” I said. “Claire.” He straightened up very slowly. He wore his hair long; a thick tail of a deep, rich auburn sparked with copper. I had time to see that the neat ribbon that tied it back was green, and then he turned around.
He stared at me without speaking. A tremor ran down the muscular throat as he swallowed, but still he didn’t say anything.”
I can only imagine!
(Excerpts From: Diana Gabaldon. “Voyager.” iBooks.)