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Book of Pahnl's a History of Us

Pahnl’s A History of Us Book

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The book of A History of Us Book by Pahnl that I stumbled on with friends at the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry in September arrived today and its really gorgeous. I’d wondered how the 40m long artwork with accompanying text could be broken down for the book – each page is a small […]

The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

A short review Michael O’Byrne’s The Crime Writer’s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

The first English Dictionary of Slang 1699 Review

Monday, October 4th, 2010

My copy of The first English Dictionary of Slang 1699 reprinted by the Bodleian Library arrived in the post today and a willing-tit of a book it is too. The introduction is interesting covering the dating of its first printing, who B.E. Gentleman (the mysterious author) might have been and other topics.  The original preface […]

A History of the World in Six Glasses

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I finished reading A History of the World in Six Glasses few days ago. Its a little tour through history looking at the impact of six (well seven if you include water) styles of drink and their history. It starts (briefly) with water then moves quickly on to beer then on through wine, spirits, coffee, […]

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