BY SCOTLAND NOW
THE author revealed the title for the ninth book in her Outlander series, Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, is attributed to an ancient Celtic tradition.
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DIANA Gabaldon is currently working on the much anticipated ninth book in her Outlander series and recently treated fans by announcing its title on social media.
As well as providing sneak peeks of her new material, the author announced that the title for Book Nine would be Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone.
And now she has revealed that the name holds connections to Scotland as it is attributed to an ancient Celtic tradition.
Diana told STV: "It's called Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone. It comes from an old Celtic folklore custom when people kept beehives, it was traditional to go and tell the bees all the gossip of the community.
"If someone died and you didn't tell the bees, they would become annoyed and fly away so you would always go and tell the bees when something happened."
The story will see Jamie in his late 50's and Claire in her early 60's, which Diana described as the "prime of life".
Last week, Diana released more Daily Lines on her Facebook page focusing on Minnie and Hal's story.
The author went on to interact with fans, with one asking if Minnie and Hal's story will make it to publication prior to her ninth Outlander novel.
Diana would then confirm it will be part of a seven-story collection that will be out next year.