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  • The Art of Google Books - all the peculiar things found in Google Books, from marginalia to library slips to the hands of employees photographing the pages. “The adversaria of Google Books: captured mark of the hand and digitization as rephotography.”
  • A video of a customised flex-nib fountain pen (fittingly entitled ‘schrijfporno’ in Dutch).
  • For your daily dose of rage: Maria Miller, the new Minister for Women and Equality, backs lowering the abortion limit in the UK to 20 weeks.
  • Virgil’s Garden, a website about the plants mentioned in Virgil’s works. Very useful if you’re studying the Georgics - the last page of vocab I wrote down runs: “unknown tree (Pliny: it likes to be near water); broom (tree); poplar; willow grove; chestnut-tree; oak (durmast); oak (English); oak (holm); cherry-tree; sucker/ shoot/ sprout; graft; pruner; layer (method of plant propagation)…” (Courtesy of Tom)
  • An article by Chinua Achebe on the ongoing effects of the Biafran War on Nigeria (having been binging on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels and short stories over the last few weeks, I really need to get my hands on some Achebe).

Filed under Recommendations The Art of Google Books Google Books Fountain pen Maria Miller Abortion Virgil Georgics Chinua Achebe Nigeria Biafra

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