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Buddhist Voices - Vidyadevi On The Sangharakshita Library
Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000+...
David Kynaston on Modernity Britain: A Shake of the Dice 1959-63, THE OLDIE MAGAZINE
The Oldie Magazine Recordings
The Oldie Literary Lunches at Simpson's-in-the-Strand David Kynaston returns with another volume of insights into the inner workings of...
A lucky find
Tech Book Swap
I'll trade books for pizza all day every day. Also, Jaiku? Is that still around?
ROSA RANKIN GEE – Author THE LAST KINGS of SARK on Radio Gorgeous
AUTHOR OF THE WEEK It can be hard for the offspring of successful artists to be taken seriously in their own right which was why debut...
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Ali Smith - this year's winner of the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction @BaileysPrize talks to @ShareRadioUK reporter @kirstyfshanks
The Infernal Devices Book Review
My review of The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare.
The Golden Age – 11 May 2011 #goldenage #books #literature
This small room was used as a library, it may seem tiny but books were rare and took a long time to produce, a decorated bible could take one monk 3 years to produce by hand. Bibles and other religious works were written on specially prepared calf skin called vellum and inks were produced by the monks in the abbey, some monks would have their own special recipes to produce different colours using natural ingredients such as plant and vegetable extracts, soot and metals mixed with egg white for shine and depth of colour. Precious stone such as lapis lazuli were used to make inks and for decoration as was real gold particularly for the production of bibles. Because books were so time consuming to produce they were rare and precious, and they were kept very carefully. Medieval monasteries invented the library system for cataloguing and signing out books. Some books would be too precious to be kept in the library and would have been locked away separately. The Victorians used the library as a grotto or summer house, they added the fireplace and lined the walls and roof with lead which gives the room its green tinge. The soft metal also made this room easy to graffiti and there are lots of names scratched into the walls probably in Victorian times. Walk through the archway into the church. A punishment for pride was to lie in this doorway and let the other monks walk over you to teach you humility.
The books that have inspired me #4
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Stalking The Shadows, audio book chat
We chat about my book, Stalking The Shadows, that is to be shortly made into an audio book. @
Missing Harry Potter, discover the James Potter series from LivingAudio, @livingaudio247
The Spectacular James Potter Series by G. Norman...
I love the James Potter books! Definitely looking forward to Book 3. My husband & I have been Harry Potter fans since 2000. :-)-
Bookshop Waterstones Cork via music & Speakers' Corner
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of marching bands, then the sound of the
man, followed by an intro to
Part 1 ار دو کتا بوں کی محبت میں In the love of Urdu books
In the bipolar city of Karachi, it is 7 am, and at the back street of Regal Chowk, Saddar Bazar, the treasure hunters are already lined...
Dinah Jefferies – THE SEPARATION – Author of the Week on Literary Lusts
Resourceful Dinah Jeffries drew upon her early childhood memories of the last gasp of Colonial Malaya as the setting of her first novel...
Rose Boyt - How's Your Father - Author of the Week with Donna Freed on Literary Lusts
Author of the Week: Rose Boyt Hows Your Father Rose Boyt initially wrote Hows Your Father while her own father, Lucian Freud, was alive...
Sharon Dunscombe Bibliotherapist & Do you fancy your father in law? GORGEOUS GOSSIP
Apparently a substantial portion of men fancy their mother-in-laws, flirt with them and think they fancy them back! Josephine and Donna...
Passages from What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
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