I’ve just returned from doing research in London, where I met up once again with St George, one of my favorite saints!
The longest legend is that he was born in Cappadocia, in today’s central Turkey, one of my favorite spots! St George is patron of many cities and countries, but for me his more important role is that he is also (as St Jordi) the patron of BOOKS!
The Unesco Day of the Book, founded in Spain, is celebrated on St George’s Day, April 23, which also happens to be the anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and of Cervantes! Everyone in Barcelona turns out in the streets on that day, buying and giving gifts of books (and long-stemmed roses.) My books almost always end up in the Top Ten for the Day of the Book.
THANK YOU, ST JORDI!