Felt-makers at work, by Robert Hooke

Archives into books

25 November 2013 by

Opening a parcel and unwrapping a new book is one of the pleasures of the librarianly life. When the book…

Periphylla mirabilis, by Ernst Haeckel

The kraken wakes

17 June 2013 by

I recently read the excellent Kraken by China Miéville. Set in and around London with a Natural History Museum curator…