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EVEN TO THOSE who profess to have made a study of Scottish literature, Sharpe's name is comparatively unknown. He is often thought of as an obscure antiquarian friend of Scott's, the original of Malachi Malagrowther, an eccentric in a city always famed for its eccentrics. Yet one cannot go very...
Nothing, Winston Churchill assured the readers of Nash's Pall Mall Magazine in 1925, makes a man more reverent than a library, and to prove his point, imagined a day spent browsing amongst a really large collection of books. Such a day could end only in despair at the sight of the vast,...
IN THE WILLIAM GOLDING CANON, his first novel Lord of the Flies 1954 remains his most famous, and his third Pincher Martin 1956, his most controversial. Both are concerned with castaways and their fight for survival.
THAT DR T. C. SMOUT in his highly praised A History of the Scottish People, 15601830 1969 felt able to dismiss Robert Fergusson the dissipated son of an Edinburgh clerk with the verdict nothing more serious than the celebration of food and drink was ever his business indicates yet again the...
ON MONDAY the fifteenth of June 1215 the profligate King John came down from Windsor Castle to Runnymede to keep an important appointment with the Barons of the Realm encamped at Staines. Tall, glowering, with a paunch from licentious living he listened to the Articles of the Barons before...
When this work was completed, sixteen years ago, interest in library history was much smaller than it is today. Even so, by virtue of its theme and its scholarship, Dr Aitken's thesis deserved formal publication much sooner. As some readers of Library Review will know, since 1964 the text has...
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