Tag Archives: William Morris

More Notes of a Provincial Procrastinator

I have mentioned before my tendency to put off going to exhibitions on the ground that there will be plenty of time. In the autumn of 2014, for various reasons, some more compelling than others, I spent a lot of … Continue reading

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The Built Environment

We are building up a nice collection of books about buildings (ho ho), and it’s interesting to note how, as the nineteenth century progressed, discerning travellers, at home and abroad, started focussing on the buildings they encountered, at least as … Continue reading

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A Tour in Iceland

… was enjoyed by a great number of our authors, from Sir Joseph Banks to William Morris. These days, one thinks of volcanic ash and financial meltdown. For scholars and scientists like Banks and his Swedish assistant, friend and librarian … Continue reading

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Willow Bough Minor

Ever since I was old enough to control my soft furnishings (shades of Mrs Panton!), I have had a bit (or a lot) of William Morris in the house. My college, forty years ago, had Morris papers below the dado … Continue reading

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Things You Find In Books

Not facts, information, ideas, inspiration, but things. Was it the great J.B. Morton, alias Beachcomber, who had a typically surreal item about a fried egg found in a returned library book?

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