Tag Archives: Japan


Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, leaving others to ramble on (or, even better, write snappily and coherently) … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Astronomy, Biography, Cambridge, Classics, Earth Sciences, Fiction and poetry, Gardening, History, Language and Linguistics, Life Science, Literary Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Printing and Publishing History, Travel and Exploration | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Last Emperor’s Tutor

If you’ve seen Bertolucci’s film, The Last Emperor (crude dubbing, wooden acting, stunning cinematography), you’ll probably remember the scene of astonishing beauty in which a small, confused, petulant child, bundled in stiff robes, runs outdoors from a darkened hall to the … Continue reading

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The Amazing Isabella Bird

One of the subject areas with which we launched the Cambridge Library Collection in July 2009 was ‘Travel and Exploration’. Our expert advisor on accounts by nineteenth-century travellers in the USA gave us a list of names and titles, some … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Studies, Travel and Exploration, Women's Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments