You might have noticed, amongst all the other anniversaries being celebrated at present (such as HM Queen turning 90, or Charlotte Brontë turning 200), that it is also the 400th anniversary of the death of a Warwickshire playwright who made good on the stage in London all those centuries ago. And he wrote a few … More Against strange maladies a sovereign cure
Valentine: noun. Defined as ‘card sent, often anonymously, on St Valentine’s Day, 14th February, to a person one loves or is attracted to’ or a ‘person to whom one sends a valentine card or with whom one is romantically involved.’ The origin of the word is late Middle English denoting a person chosen, possibly by … More Will you be my Valentine?
Prologue. It was our birthday on the 28th. I mean the Library’s birthday. Or at least the anniversary of the Lending and Reference Libraries moving in together to the Podium in Northgate Street. It seems like a minor event in the great scheme of things, but it meant a lot to the Avon Library Service … More It’s a long story
We have a very dedicated volunteer in the Library, Julie, who has spent the last four and a half years combing through our clippings collection. The collection was started by J. Meehan in the early 20th century and bought, along with other parts of his collection, by the Library. We still add to the collection … More The Bath Prophecy
Well, it’s all over now – not even any crumbs left. It’s taken me a while to digest the events of our foray into the world of the Great Bath Feast and what a great event Cooking the Books was. Dr Annie Grey is a delight and a breath of fresh air. She involves the … More Crumbs!
We’re all getting geared up for our new adventure involving our manuscripts – using them as the basis for an historic cookery demonstration. It’s taken a while to get this blog up and running, so there has been a short hiatus between the first blog and this one, but I now have a good reason … More Cooking the books…