Monthly Archives: June 2012

Anyone for tennis?

We have catalogued a few tennis books recently, and have been struck by the changes in the game.  The earliest item I can find in the Tower is Lawn Tennis : its laws and practice, dating from 1877, the year of … Continue reading

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Indoor Games for Awkward Moments

I don’t think anyone would disagree that summer has been a bit of a washout so far. If yourself and friends or family are feeling a bit bored during a rainy afternoon or damp weekend, I recently came across a book … Continue reading

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Royal celebrations

  The Queen’s diamond jubilee is finally here, and if you want inspiration for a celebration over this weekend, I can assure you there’s no better place to start than this firework sales catalogue from James Pain & sons (pyrotechnists) … Continue reading

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