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London Labouring

London Labour and the London Poor continues, and we’ve just completed volume 2 (just volume 4 to go now). This was rather an enjoyable one, dealing first with street-sellers of an impressive variety of items: stealers and restorers of dogs; … Continue reading

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Oran 2 (25/30): This is what garlic looks like

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Oran 2 (24/30): Helletubbies

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Oran 2 (23/30): Beshrew me!

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Oran 2 (22/30): Tracks

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Reading List 11

Only 35 books read this semester, mainly due to two whoppers. Shakespeare King John — William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet — William Shakespeare SF/F The Gold Coast — Kim Stanley Robinson The State of the Art — Iain M. Banks … Continue reading

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Gutenberging: History of Lapland

Inspired by this blog post from Jesus College, Oxford, a couple of years ago I started a project on Distributed Proofreaders for A History of Lapland, by John Scheffer, published in 1674. Now it’s finally made its way to Project … Continue reading

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Oran 2 (21/30): Fluff

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Oran 2 (20/30): Hero

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Cats of Constantinople

Like many Mediterranean places, Turkey turns out to be quite the cat country. Unlike in some areas, however, they seem to enjoy a good balance between being well looked-after and exercising their freedom. There are cats in cafes: Cats in … Continue reading

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