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Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” Turns 30

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” That quote and many others extolling the virtues of reading great books comes from Roald Dahl’s  244 more words

Fine Books And Collections Friday Books Blog

In 2016, I had the great privilege of visiting the home of P.G. Wodehouse’s grandson to see his extensive family collection of Wodehouse treasures, including drafts, completed manuscripts, letters, and Wodehouse’s own reading library.

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British Library: 15,000 images of Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta now online

British Library: 15,000 images of Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta now online. “The Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, aims to digitise 75 manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the British Library, and provide free online access through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. 79 more words

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This Week in London - Courtauld's Impressionists visit the National Gallery; the British Library's 'Season of Sound'; and, Renzo Piano at the Royal Academy...

For the first time in 70 years, key Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works from the Courtauld Gallery are going on display at The National Gallery. 470 more words


Day 27

One Full Day in London – June 21, Thursday

We breakfasted on cold cereal and toast in the hostel kitchen for L2. Then we rolled our luggage back to the Holiday Inn where our room seemed luxurious indeed, with our own stylish bathroom, two double beds, and all the space which we found so useful for repacking our suitcases for carry-on and checked baggage regulations. 608 more words

Idiots Guide to Self-Publishing... Part Two

In Part One, I explained what I wanted to achieve – to self-publish my second novel – why and how I was going to go about it.  1,456 more words