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Geraldine Brooks' — People of the Book

Hanna is a rare book expert whose job is to analyse and conserve a rare fifteenth century Hebrew manuscript. The book is saved despite the destruction of libraries in Sarajevo. 48 more words

On Books


The only world I know of,
Is that which I am in.
It’s dark, twisted, and cold,
Evil spirits dwell within.

This hatred I obscure, 168 more words


EARTHFALL 2: Playin' Footsie

“They look so cute together,” Kelly Jordello said as she looked over the sandwich she held in her hands.

Mike Andrews glanced up from his own lunch, then turned to take in what had caught Kelly’s attention.

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A Travelling Life: Dorothy Richardson’s Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Travel Journals

Dan Eltringham, John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Research Fellow, writes:

In February and March of this year, I spent an extremely enjoyable two months reading through the manuscript travel journals of the eighteenth-century picturesque tourist and antiquarian Dorothy Richardson, held at the John Rylands Research Institute. 1,048 more words


Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary.

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State Papers online now available from the National Library of Scotland

If you are resident in Scotland you can apply for a reader’s card online to gain access to this digital manuscript database covering 200 years of British history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne, describing both domestic and overseas activity and events. 40 more words

Through Being Cool: Arthur Hobson Quinn and the Modernists

Now that the worth of literary Modernism has become a commonplace within academic circles, one can forget how hostile most American academics were to experimental work in the first part of the 20th century. 1,550 more words