Tag Archives: Paris

Paris Parks and Assyriology for Beginners

Noon on an April Tuesday. Processing blurbs for forthcoming titles. One, packed with engravings, invites a pause: The Parks, Promenades and Gardens of Paris (1869) by the English horticulturalist William Robinson (1838–1935). Ceasing my labours, I begin to daydream (sorry, … Continue reading

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Converting the Pope

The nineteenth century was (among many other things) the era of the missionary. We have published a number of missionary narratives, including the exploits of the Baptists Carey, Marshman and Ward, ‘the Serampore missionaries’, in India; the ‘Labours and Travels … Continue reading

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A Spinster Writes …

Elizabeth Strutt (1783–1863? – the exact dates of neither her birth nor her death are known) was not in fact a spinster: she was first married to a Hull physician, and wrote novels as Mrs Byron; after his death in … Continue reading

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