Category Archives: Printing and Publishing History
Just back from Venice, where a surreal moment was provided by a group of Estonians in full art-folkloric fig in Campo S. Stefano, where presumably they had been singing and/or dancing on a temporary stage raised against the church wall. Him Indoors … Continue reading
In spite of the wintry weather, my Tulipa turkestanica are in flower. They are always the first tulips of spring in my garden, and clearly have a toughness that belies their size and delicacy. They are remarkably heliotropic: even on … Continue reading
In the last few days, a British government delegation, headed by the Prime Minister, has been in India, talking trade, visas, and, inevitably, the colonial past.
Clearly, it is entirely within the spirit of this season of the year that I issue another commercial plug for Mr Dickens’s immortal work in its beautiful CLC livery. But to celebrate the forthcoming publication of our first fiction and … Continue reading
An arresting start to a novel: note especially the strange punctuation, copied exactly from the first edition of 1843.