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Gilgamesh is great as an e-book - from Toronto Public Library

In Praise of Rereading: The Epic of Gilgamesh

At various times in my life I’ve been a big reader (surprise). At one point, I got a bit obsessed with trying to understand All The Great Works Of World Literature courtesy of The New Lifetime Reading Plan, published in 1999. My home was full of books (actual print books), read and unread, especially inexpensive …

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Baedeker’s London and Its Environs, 1908

London in an Edwardian Guidebook

Step back in time 110 years. You’re visiting London, England, in 1908, maybe for the first time. You want to know everything. Luckily you have a guidebook with you. Beyond the opening hours of the British Museum and the location of Sir Christopher Wren’s tombstone in St. Paul’s Cathedral, what is your guidebook telling you …

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