Serious reading

The Maugham Library at Kings College has an exhibition of some of its rare books, including an early edition of Holinshed’s Chronicles, so well known to all students of Shakespeare. But known by name only, in most cases. According to the Catalogue this is Denham’s edition of 1587. We all know Shakespeare used Holinshed, but…

Unfortunate Signs 6: meaningful surnames.

We all know the scene. The conference is three quarters over, the table originally strewn with name tags waiting for the delegates, now carries only a few: those who did not turn up. I am always drawn to read these. At the recent EVA 2016 conference, I found this prize specimen. LinkedIn has 20 or…