Category Archives: Books

The South Country

The last of the Edward Thomas nature books for now, The South Country, has just been posted on Project Gutenberg. Like The Heart of England, this is not a record of a particular journey, but a series of impressions of, … Continue reading

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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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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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Reading List 10

35 books completed again this term, making a neat 70 for the year. George Eliot Adam Bede — George Eliot The Mill on the Floss — George Eliot Silas Marner — George Eliot Romola — George Eliot Felix Holt, the … Continue reading

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Edward Thomas

I’ve recently prepared two books by Edward Thomas for Project Gutenberg: The Icknield Way, and The Heart of England. I was all set to love The Icknield Way, on Robert Macfarlane’s breathless recommendation. The reality was pages and pages of … Continue reading

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Reading List 8

A relatively gentle 44 books for the second half of the year brings my yearly total to a neat 104, or two per week. Algerian Memory in the Flesh — Ahlam Mosteghanemi What the Day Owes the Night — Yasmina … Continue reading

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Oran 11/30: Father Paneloux’s cathedral

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Oran 4/30: Camus’s flat*

*Unless it’s next door — the internet is unsure — but they’re much the same.

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Reading List 7

A total of 60 for the first six months of the year (helped by having very little gainful employment for most of the time). Literature Oranges are not the Only Fruit — Jeanette Winterson The Passion — Jeanette Winterson To … Continue reading

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