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Tag Archives: England

Some Notes on the Acquisition of Books at the Library

The evening (it must be evening, for that is when the sense of book starvation is most acute) is now twilight. You leave the house in a light sweater and … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Letters of Love or Something Like It: Hampton Court Palace, or, more accurately, Lucy Worsley

After walking approximately seven miles yesterday, today’s journey into the bowels of English life was no less exhilarating, but perhaps slightly less physically strenuous. We became intimately acquainted with the … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Of tulips and tennis-players

On the first page of Gaudy Night, Harriet Vane entertains the possibility of revisiting an old friendship, which soon becomes the revisiting of Oxford, first in mind and then in body. Oxford … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Gaudy Tweets

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