Category Archives: Polar studies

16 books related to Sir John Franklin you need to read….

After 160 years there are claims that one of Sir John Franklin’s ships has been found by a Canadian team that has been searching since 2008. The original, intensive search for Franklin’s lost expedition involved huge resources and numerous voyages … Continue reading

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Rhubarb

The surprising history of a pudding Personally, I can take rhubarb or leave it. I like a nice rhubarb crumble (especially with brown sugar and ground almonds in the crumble mix), but I also have unhappy memories of stewed rhubarb … Continue reading

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Whales

There was a very interesting programme on BBC TV 4 on Monday last (next episode today, 16 June) about the British whaling industry (which was indeed carried out on an industrial scale) in the Antarctic during the twentieth century. Visits … Continue reading

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Too Many Books, Too Little Time…

We have been packing up some of the books which are to go into the sale at the Cambridge University Press Bookshop from 16 June onwards. We do this yearly, to clear our limited shelving space of some of the … Continue reading

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A List Of Irish Writers

With the state visit to the United Kingdom of Irish President Michael D. Higgins, it seemed a good moment to look at the Irish writers featured so far in the Cambridge Library Collection. They are listed below in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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