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"...a hole on my sleeve the shape of a heart"

In an essay about my mother, in Euclid’s Orchard, I wrote this:

As an adult,I seldom asked her what she knew about her biological parents, though I did try, at least twice.

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#indexday 2018 - the event

My splendid colleague Ruth Ellis has put together a storyline for the event. It includes things that happened in the run up and on the day. 214 more words

Society Of Indexers

The last couple of weeks...

I thought the last few weeks in my ‘day job’ might be a bit strange – well feel a bit strange, and I suppose they did.¬† 685 more words


#indexday 2018

The second international #indexday is on Thursday 29 March 2018.

The UK-based Society of Indexers are holding an event for publishers at the Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London, from 12 noon to 4 pm on 29 March. 130 more words

Society Of Indexers

The early life of Thomas Coram

Thomas Coram was born in Lyme Regis, Dorset in 1668, his mother died when he was three years old and his father was believed to be a master mariner. 245 more words

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Ladies of Quality and Distinction, Art Happens, Foundling Museum, 2018

I visit a lot of museums, I hear a lot about new exhibitions and crowd funding campaigns, but the Foundling Museum’s new ‘Art Happens’ 972 more words

Museum Reviews

The Lost Words, Foundling Museum, January 2018

The Foundling Museum’s latest exhibition is a collaboration between author Robert Macfarlane and artist and author Jackie Morris. The Lost Words is about reconnecting with the natural world. 658 more words

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