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On the Power of a Good Book…

“All my life I’ve wanted to be the kid who gets to cross over into the magical kingdom. I devoured those books by C.S. Lewis and William Dunthorn, Ellen Wentworth, Susan Cooper, and Alan Garner. When I could get them from the library, I read them out of order as I found them, and then … Continue reading

Off the Page: Segovia, Spain

Off the Page: Segovia, Spain

I love history. And when I travel, I like to explore the corners of history that before, I’ve only been able to read about in books. When I went to Spain last winter, it was during the New Year and it was spectacularly cold. Many museums and restaurants were closed in Madrid for the extended … Continue reading

The Local Library

The Local Library

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved going to the library. From childhood, my sister and I would meticulously pour over the rows, examining each spine for a spark of recognition. Sometimes we would go with a list, and dart in and around the book cases searching for a much sought after edition. Growing up, … Continue reading

On the Importance of Libraries…

“Harry – I think I’ve just understood something! I’ve got to go to the library!” And she sprinted away, up the stairs. “What does she understand?” said Harry distractedly, still looking around trying to tell where the voice had come from. “Loads more than I do,” said Ron, shaking his head. “But why’s she got … Continue reading

The British Library Discovers A Unicorn Cookbook?

The British Library Discovers A Unicorn Cookbook?

On Sunday morning, coincidentally the first day in April, I came across this extraordinary news while scanning my inbox! The British Library had recently discovered a rare medieval cookbook in their holdings that had apparently been lost to the ages. Proclaiming that the book contains recipes for blackbirds, hedgehogs and even unicorns, the article went … Continue reading