Today, 11th October 2016, the UK Parliament are having an emergency discussion about Syria and the humanitarian catastrophe that envelops the country. Following on from what is known about their ‘help’ in Libya, which can only be described as a failed state, maybe they would better off without it. 513 more words
Today we are continuing with Alexander Burnes’s Travels into Bokhara. Oddly, the volume I am reading ends with his arrival in Lahore, which is quite a distance from Bokhara. 1,251 more words
Zara Anishanslin, Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
A silk worm begins wrapping itself round in a cocoon, encasing itself in its fiber. 797 more words