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Read what I own – update (and Marie Kondo)

24 January 2019

It’s now over three weeks since I started my “Read what I Own” resolution- challenge (the outlines of which can be found here). Since explaining what I was planning...

‘Read What I Own’ – my 2019 challenge

3 January 2019

I love books. No, I really, really love books. One of my earliest memories is of sitting on the floor of our kitchen in Edinburgh, “reading” my mum’s cookbooks....

Back into the swing of things…

24 August 2018

It has been a long time since I blogged here, for many reasons. I have various writing deadlines, I am trying to develop future projects to the point where I can submit them to funding...

Printing & Books in Early Modern Europe – a bibliography

20 October 2016

I recently started teaching a new module on printing and books in early modern Europe – my dream module. This is a one-semester module taught through 11 two-hour long seminars,...