from Chapter 6
A Garden of Unearthly Delights
Gerry Kennedy once again takes up the story of his visit to Yale.
The realisation of a fantasy is proverbially fraught; the long-sought-after has a habit of failing to live up to the dream, and, to make things worse, is subject to the fickle vagaries of a first impression. In July 2001, having travelled up from the Big Apple to Yale University to inspect the fabled Voynich manuscript, I was hoping to gain a clear and calm overview of its delights that up until then had been supplied remotely by a computer screen.
Initially, the sheer privilege of being granted an audience...