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On behalf of the George MacDonald Society and http://www.george-macdonald.com I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.

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The George MacDonald web site now has a totally new look and I would be very interested in knowing what you think. Rather like painting the Forth Bridge, a web site is always a work in progress – so you can expect further additions now that I am able to step back and look at the big picture again. In particular I will be working on the front page to add up to date information and some pointers where to start.

You will also notice a separate section for the George MacDonald Society. We have now merged the two web sites for ease of update but I have tried to keep them visually distinct because the Society has its own voice and should therefore be distinguished from the other pages.

For those who are interested in such things the new site was created in Rapidweaver, a very nifty piece of Mac software that, while template based, offers a fair degree of customisation and makes very good use of .css. The idea is that I will be able to concentrate on content rather than coding, which cannot be a bad thing.

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The Brander Library in Huntly, Aberdeenshire (birthplace of George MacDonald) was gifted with many MacDonald manuscripts which have been digitized and placed online.

How appropriate that the website developers should have chosen to launch the site today – the 184th anniversary of MacDonald’s birth.

Here is the link to their website: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/information/georgemacdonald/index.asp

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The George MacDonald Society now has it’s own Group on Facebook. This is a place to chat, publish news and make new friends who are admirers of George MacDonald. All are welcome!

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I currently working on a complete revision of http://www.george-macdonald.com which should make it much easier to navigate and find what you are looking for. I am making good progress but, as always, the devil is in the details! The aim is to go live by Christmas, so watch this space.

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An insightful essay by Michaela Fojytikova on George MacDonald’s ‘The Shadows’ has been published at www.george-macdonald.com/the_shadows.html. Michaela is a Slovakian student living in Austria and would welcome your comments.

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