Something I used to do in the dim, dark past i.e. before I started studying at university, was to write an occasional article about what was happening in the book industry. I’ve had a couple of interesting things come across my desk recently so I’m going to share some of ...

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Washington DC is such an amazing place. You can spend weeks there just visiting museums. Last time we visited there it was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic speech. We didn’t realise until later that day otherwise we would have been with the masses. This time it was ...

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These pokkuri are Japanese. They are designed for a young girl. You should find bells inside the shoes so the girl tinkles as she walks. Bata Shoe MuseumA close up of one section of the TorahOne part of the TorahThe Village IdiotShoes made by the Noruba people in Nigeria As ...

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The other day I responded to a random post on Facebook requesting someone to visit an art installation in Farringdon , London, about a typeface!!!!! I thought this was a great excuse to go to London to see my friend who likes all train related stuff and is full of ...

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I have been offered all sorts of things as freebies if only I write about them on my blog. I’m really careful about what I accept as it has to make sense within the general theme of the blog. I jumped when the email came through to receive a pair ...

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It’s been a long time since I looked at the publishing world to see what’s happening. I feel quite out of the loop and it’s good to be getting back into it. Just looking at today’s offering I find lots to talk about. Comic-Con San Diego Announces 2019 Eisner Awards ...

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Something has come up so I’m digressing from the planned scheduled programme. You know those times when you see a book event on but you can’t make it. There might be many reasons you can’t make it. The event might be in the wrong hemisphere, in the wrong city, an ...

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Like Luxembourg it also has some Roman roots but in this case Trier was a key Roman village and it shows. We’d needed to do laundry in Luxembourg but couldn’t find laundrette so had to do enough washing by hand to get by until Trier. I don’t recommend washing by ...

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We stayed at the Hotel Simoncini. I mention this because of art gallery next door which you could enter either from outside or the hotel itself with some of their works were exhibited throughout the hotel. It was good and the staff was good, also the breakfast but let me ...

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Hello, Brussels! We stayed in a hotel on the FoodSquare Grand Place (that’s where Google Maps says it is). It was a great area to stay in. We had lots of food places just downstairs including a couple of places with some good coffee and useful breakfast foods. This was ...

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Brugge was beautiful. Like Amsterdam it is built on and around canals. We had a lovely boat ride and it’s something to do I’d firmly suggest if you’re there. But back to the beginning of Brugge. Having walked the 1.3 km to our hotel we found the keys wouldn’t work. ...

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Antwerp was an amazing city. We stayed in one of the city squares. The railway station took up part of one end with the entrance to the zoo a pebble’s throw from there on the corner of the square. There was also a ferris wheel and a gorilla statue. On ...

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