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Game of Thrones academic goes medieval on Bowie

Doctor Carolyne Larrington, who teaches medieval English literature at St John's College Oxford has put out her own tribute to David Bowie – an Old English translation of the lyrics of Ziggy Stardust.

"I was a massive teenage Bowie fan in the 70s and still know all the words to the songs on Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane," Larrington told Little Atoms. "The translation was done a few years ago to entertain the undergraduates, but I put out as a sincere tribute to someone who meant an enormous amount to me."

Larringon has recently published Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones. "I'm committed to getting medieval literature out of the academy and into public space," she says.

Carolyne Larrington will be discussing Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones at Waterstones Picadilly, London, on 21 January. Details here.

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