Say it with flowers

1 October 2019 by

I had some awareness of the Victorians’ mild obsession with reading coded meanings into gifts of flowers, but I’ve been…

Fun on Funafuti

2 October 2015 by

I am delighted to have joined the Library team at the Royal Society, and have spent an enjoyable first few…

Alienists

3 February 2012 by

You can get archival treasures in the dullest of wrappings. I recently opened an undistinguished and frankly scuffed-looking ledger marked…