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Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading

Rainer Maria Rilke

    • The Babes in the Wood
      What a sorry little tale this is …
    • A Family of Phrenologists
      When we think of seaside promenade attractions, such as fortune-telling, palm-reading and so forth, we tend to imagine stripey booths and bead curtains.
    • Discovering Tower Treasures
      What’s really housed in Cambridge University Library’s fabled 17 storey tower? Contrary to a popular notion among students, the tower is not packed with pornography (Neville Chamberlain did rather unfortunately refer to the tower as ‘this magnificent erection’) but you might be surprised to learn that it houses a remarkable collection of so called ‘ephemera’… Continue reading Discovering Tower Treasures
    • The Average Boy
      “When stress of weather, or the coming of long winter evenings, or any other reason gives the indoor part of life a larger importance, this indoor handy book will be found an invaluable companion.” If your children are bored being cooped up at home under the current lockdown, this may well be the book for… Continue reading The Average Boy