Page 631. " reading a guidebook and Bleak House "

Bleak House is Charles Dickens' ninth novel. It is considered one of his best, with a plethora of complex and interesting minor characters and sub plots.



Page 632. " ate smoked puffin and cloudberries and arctic char "
GNU Free Documentation LicensePuffins - Credit: T.Müller

The Atlantic Puffin in commonly eaten in Iceland. In other parts of the world it has become a protected species due to its rapid decline.

Cloudberry grows on the ground and is native to the arctic and alpine tundra and boreal forest. It grows amber coloured fruits a little like a raspberry or a blackberry, and is considered a delicacy in many places.

Public DomainCloudberry - Credit: Philipum

Arctic Char is both a freshwater and a saltwater fish related to salmon and trout.

Page 634. " I am the lord of the Aes. "

The Aes is one of two groups of gods in Norse mythology, the other being the Vanir. Odin, Frigg, Thor, Baldr and Try all belong to the Aes group.

The two groups waged war on each other and eventually united.