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Dr Johnson

Travel theme: Old Fashioned

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. 39 more words


Do We Choose Our Friends?

This is another Nugget from my book Unposted Letters by John O’London, and it seems particularly apt in reference to the debate over friends on facebook and other media: 658 more words

Real Life

PT/35(b): A US $ 2.7 Billion Forgery

In March  1992, Dr Johnson published a devastating report ( DJR 218 ) that totally destroyed the case against Megrahi and indeed Libya.

Dr Johnson did a very carefull analysis of the surface of PT/35(b) and a control sample of a Thuring board – DP/347(a) – used in the manufacture of all MST-13 timers supplied to Libya in 1985/1986. 242 more words


Gobbets of the week #12! 

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we saw this week:

1. Sir John Soane’s private apartments: obsessive, eccentric brilliance. … 122 more words


Lesson for a Bookstore

Some years ago Oxford University Press released an edition of James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson with Boswell’s Tour of the Hebrides chronologically inserted. The Tour… 176 more words

Tatler For Birchbox

This month, as well as my usual beauty boxes, I was lucky enough to receive the limited edition Tatler for Birchbox.

At £25.00, it’s not the cheapest box in the world, but the contents are more than worth it. 374 more words


Cross Buns

Nothing to do with turned feet for a chest or bureau, but delicious comestibles traditionally served hot and eaten on Good Friday.

According to Dr. Johnson… 142 more words