C19th Edinburgh Sloan & Son letters discovered

Just legible 'Letter Book No.' I rarely walk past any bookshop without dropping in for a mooch, usually heading straight for the history, art, and antiquarian sections. A favorite is the Oxfam Bookshop on Park Street in Bristol. We visited on Saturday and I immediately spotted a largish, timeworn tome that smells beautifully of musty aged... Continue Reading →

A Hidden Gem, The Gladstone Memorial Library

A Hidden Gem The Gladstone Memorial Library Step off the bustling, cacophonous Princess Street in Edinburgh into a department store, what do you expect to see? Clothing yes, cheap boxed watches yes, magpie jewellery yes, the ritualistic dodging of the perfume assassins yes, but culture, a little part of history? Debenhams has a little hidden... Continue Reading →

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