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Poppings Up

I first met Anthony Smith a good few years ago when he was a student on the long since disappeared Postgraduate Diploma in Antiquarian Bookselling course we used to run in conjunction with the School of Library, Archive and Information … Continue reading

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World Rare Book Day

I naturally like to regale the family over the supper table with all the latest news from the world of rare books.  The family is slightly ambivalent about this: stifled yawns sometimes remain unstifled; eyes are exaggeratedly rolled; fathomless stupefactions of chronic boredom … Continue reading

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Swissness

Weather improves – we are in luck for our Tuesday afloat on Lake Lucerne.  Assemble on the quay in sunshine, board, and sail away.  Coffee and croissants.  Splendid.  Disembark to ascend Mount Pilatus on a sheer, gravity-defying, cog-wheel railway.  Views.  … Continue reading

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The Onion Queen

Quite how the farewell dinner of the presidents of the International League (see below) morphed into the annual election and coronation of the Onion Queen – or the Weimarer Zwiebelmarkt-Königin to give the young lady her full title – is a little uncertain. … Continue reading

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