Category: history

Time to switch off

If there’s one thing I’ve found, after all these years of being a freelance genealogist and editorial type, it’s that sometimes it can be monumentally difficult to switch off. For example, this afternoon I was in the travel agent’s in town, and while waiting…

Savage Victorians

It’s been quite a while since I wrote a book review, so I thought I’d give you two. Over the summer I bought myself a copy of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2013, the blurb appealed to…

25 for 25

The internet is 25 years old, well it was on the 12th March 2014. By 1989 I was in my second year of a four year honours degree. Librarianship and Information Studies taught us a hell of a lot, we studied management, information systems…