Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012, 1944, 1913

I want to jump back in time twice today: first let’s go back to 1944. John Betjeman was broadcasting to a war-time audience, and had in fact been asked to talk about how paper rationing was affecting publishing and reading … Continue reading

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Aircraft in War and Commerce

What has struck me about the University Library Tower Collection is how quickly new technologies were embraced in the early 20thCentury and how detailed, well informed books were quickly published. One of the most exciting new technologies of the day … Continue reading

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There are no ugly women ; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty – Berryer. Recently, I catalogued a short book titled “Woman” [1919.9.84], which was made up of quotations from a variety of authors and … Continue reading

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