Every Thursday afternoon our preservation volunteers diligently clean items from collection D2375, the archive from Calke Abbey. There was a surprise in store while cleaning D2375/A/S/1/1/1 though, a fifteenth century Alstonefield Manor Court book. 181 more words
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They say to never judge a book by its cover (though we all do), but what about its spine? While in libraries, bookstores, and private homes we all try our best to face our beautiful collections out for all of the world to behold, most collections are smooshed together citing space considerations, presenting only the slender spine of the work. 414 more words
A constellation of silent grief and loneliness, beauty, love and loss in Kew gardens. Jonah, Chloe, Milly and Harry all linked together by Audrey, who has shifted off this mortal coil for another world. 285 more words
I realized this week that I don’t have a nicely illustrated map of my fantasy world.
For anyone familiar with fantasy novels, having a beautiful map for the reader to reference as they journey through this fictional world is, like, where 60% of the enjoyment of fantasy stories comes from. 378 more words
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