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I Can't Throw Out My Guidebooks

I keep my guidebooks on the top of my bookshelf. There are a few Lonely Planets, a couple of Rough Guides, a… 602 more words

Trip Aside

Les Beaux Pays (Arthaud) - illustrated France of the 1930s-1950s

As the weather starts to provide us with some hope for the summer, it is useful for us to look at guidebooks in the University Library, and what role they can play in a collection such as ours. 631 more words

Historical Collections

Exploring Philippi

The Archaeological Receipts Fund of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture has produced a valuable series of guides for the range of sites in public ownership. (See, for example, the guide to the… 106 more words

Heritage Sites

London Adventures

The truth is even Londoners like me need to consult guide books when planning our adventures!

Guide books get dated because in a place like London new things are happening constantly. 287 more words

London Walks

To Guidebook or Not to Guidebook: That is the Question!

They’re such handy little reference tomes, and yet, a part of me doesn’t like my travel experience dictated by a guidebook. So, the question remains: is it worth your while to buy the guidebook. 491 more words


Castell Caernarfon: Kyffin Williams and a variation in red

Dr John R. Kenyon has drawn my attention to a variation in the Kyffin Williams designed cover for Castell Caernarfon. The original 1961 copy was in brown. 146 more words

Heritage Sites

St Botolph's Priory

Sir Charles Peers, the Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments, prepared two Office of Works guidebooks in 1917: Kirby Muxloe Castle in Leicestershire and St Botolph’s Priory in Colchester. 142 more words

Heritage Sites