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12 April 2021 Asian and African studies
One of the crucial problems in philology is deciding whether a manuscript is a new creation or an attempt to create a faithful copy of an already existing text, but it is often hard or even impossible to solve this...
09 April 2021 Innovation and enterprise
Jennifer Earle, with her enticingly named Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, founded her business back in 2005 by doing the things she loved best; learning, London, meeting new people and tasting delicious food, especially chocolate! We caught up with Jennifer, a recent...
09 April 2021 Living Knowledge
In this monthly Meet the Maker blog series we meet award-winning artist Claudine O’Sullivan, designer of our Children’s Tales range. Her distinctive nature-inspired hand-drawn illustrations have attracted industry attention and resulted in collaborations with established brands such as Twitter, MTV,...
09 April 2021 Untold lives
As we look forward to the re-opening of non-essential retail outlets in England, we’d like to share a book about nineteenth-century London shops. Nathaniel Whittock’s On the construction and decoration of the shop fronts of London published in 1840 has...
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