Monthly Archives: May 2011

On This Day: 1961 South Africa Becomes a Republic

Books on and around South Africa at BookLovers of Bath

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On This Day: Big Bang

Today in 1859 the chimes of Big Ben ring out across London. It is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. Time for Books on Clocks at BookLovers of Bath

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On This Day: Pepys Comes To An End

In 1669 Samuel Pepys, the British Admiralty official, concluded his diary due to anxiety about his deteriorating eyesite. Books on & around Samuel Pepys may be purchased at BookLovers of Bath

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Weekend Celebrations in Dorchester

Thomas Hardy birthday weekend celebrations take place in Dorchester, Dorset. Courtesy of the Hardy Society the events from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th of June celebrate both the birth of the writer and the 120th anniversary of the publication of … Continue reading

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Marmite? Love it? Hate it? Don’t Ban It!

Denmark have now banned Marmite due to the makers not having a “fortified products” licence. Now, Paddy Power is offering odds on the next country to ban the lovely stuff. Italy leads on 4-1 I believe. Why am I not … Continue reading

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Crisis? What Is Point?

So, Sett Blatter (Slartibartfast?) sees no crisis in FIFA. A local difficulty, possibly, but nothing that amounts to anything important according to his recent, and mostly bizarre, press conference. So Quatar purchasing the rights to the World Cup (allegedly) by … Continue reading

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Want to buy! —Pilgrimage to the Temples and Tombs of Egypt by Isabella Frances Romer

Search ID: 11830 Title: Pilgrimage to the Temples and Tombs of Egypt Author: Isabella Frances Romer Publisher: Richard Bentley Binding: Hardback (DJ Preferred) Condition: Any Will Pay: £ Location: UK Notes: Volume 1 If you have a copy to offer … Continue reading

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Want to buy! —The Land-Locked Lake by Arthur Alan Hanbury-Sparrow

Search ID: 11829 Title: The Land-Locked Lake Author: Arthur Alan Hanbury-Sparrow Publisher: Binding: Any Edition or Binding Condition: Any Will Pay: £ Location: Australia Notes: Thank you. If you have a copy to offer then click here.

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On This Day 1842: Assassin!

John Francis attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria on this day. The Queen and Prince Albert were in their carriage riding down Constitution Hill. Somewhat apt road to be travelling… Books on the British Monarchy @ BookLovers of Bath

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On This Day 1656: Big Hats Are In!

The Grenadier Guards were formed. This is an infantry regiment of the British Army. It is the most senior regiment of the Guards Division and, as such, is the most senior regiment of infantry. It is not, however, the most … Continue reading

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