Concerning the Inn:
The Rose and Phoenix Inn is a public house from the English mythopoeic tradition. This means that courtesy, conversation, and good humour are taken seriously, and that the conversations range widely, from the fine art of high adventure through the making of Cherries Jubilee; what Douglas Adams so famously summed up as the grand question of life, the universe, and everything.
Concerning the Innkeeper:
My name is Victoria Goddard. I am a writer, gardener, and jobbing humanist. In 2013 I finished three years of teaching at the University of King’s Colege in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and decided that it seemed a most propitious time to put all my belongings in storage and go walk across England, to write, to learn about smallholdings, traditional crafts and cooking, and enrich my storehouse of experience in one fell swoop. I made it across by the end of November, had a curious couple of months in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and am currently back in Halifax acting as the sexton of St George’s Round Church and moving forward with the writing and gardening portions of the equation. You can find more about my fiction (and, who knows, maybe even join my new releases mailing list!) over on my author site.
Photographs are my own unless otherwise noted.