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Rossini in London

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“Rossini, the composer, is at present the great object of curiosity and attraction in the fashionable circles.” Morning Chronicle, 13 January 1824 Rossini in 1865. From Wikimedia Commons Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) – whose 225th birthday falls at the end of...

Indian Independence: a source

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

For students of the last days of the Raj, the India Office Records are the main source. Papers from the Viceroy’s Private Office, Political Department files, fortnightly reports of provincial governors, private papers of key officials: together these archives show...

Moomins music

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Readers of a certain age may recall from 1980s tea-time TV the children's series The Moomins, a stop-motion animation treatment of the stories of the Moomintrolls, the family of small woodland beings created by Finnish writer-illustrator Tove Jansson. The original...

A Journey to Essex

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Recently, the personal and professional collided for me when Library colleagues and I were invited to visit High House Production Park to meet counterparts from Creative and Cultural Skills and the Royal Opera House. HHPP itself is based in Thurrock,...

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