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As our plane roared away from Los Angeles, circled over the Pacific and turned inland over the mountains, I began to wonder in what respects the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association might differ from our British conferences. It was a bright sunny day at the end of January this...
High on the roof of the world, with its crest above the Arctic Circle, and nearly 800 miles of Russian frontier flanking it on the east, lies little Finland, land of 65,000 lakes and over 100,000 square miles of forest. Half its population is still employed in agriculture, but industrialisation...
Yes the friendliest library in the world is Joseph Hone's description of the National Library of Ireland, and according to Stephen Gwynn it was under one of the most enthusiastic librarians the world has known. They wrote of a time when Thomas W. Lyster, Dr. R. I. Best and William Kirkpatrick...
Whilst the therapeutic value of suitable reading during certain illnesses is fairly widely recognised, surprisingly little has been written on the subject. Practical advice on what to read, and when, is hard to come by, but a number of literary men have noted down their views and experience from...
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