I don’t think anyone would disagree that summer has been a bit of a washout so far. If yourself and friends or family are feeling a bit bored during a rainy afternoon or damp weekend, I recently came across a book that would no doubt liven up any get together: “Indoor Games for Awkward Moments” by Ruth Blakely could be just the ticket to pass the time until summer decides to show up (if it ever does);   One of Blakely's party guests trying his best to enjoy a game.

I don’t think anyone would disagree that summer has been a bit of a washout so far. If yourself and friends or family are feeling a bit bored during a rainy afternoon or damp weekend, I recently came across a book that would no doubt liven up any get together: “Indoor Games for Awkward Moments” by Ruth Blakely could be just the ticket to pass the time until summer decides to show up (if it ever does); One of Blakely's party guests trying his best to enjoy a game.

Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān probably written in the third century

Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān probably written in the third century

Nuremberg Chronicle - one of the Library's treasures

Nuremberg Chronicle - one of the Library's treasures

Life of St Edward the Confessor

Life of St Edward the Confessor

The dust-jacket of Trent’s last case temptingly describes it as “the best detective story of the century” (in 1913 the century had still some way to go)

The dust-jacket of Trent’s last case temptingly describes it as “the best detective story of the century” (in 1913 the century had still some way to go)

The Cook in the ‘Canterbury Tales’, from an early fifteenth-century manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer’s collected works formerly owned by Richard Holdsworth.

The Cook in the ‘Canterbury Tales’, from an early fifteenth-century manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer’s collected works formerly owned by Richard Holdsworth.

We have a number of tiny children’s books which were easier for small hands to hold and could be used to make sure that children were ‘seen and not heard’ when out in public.

We have a number of tiny children’s books which were easier for small hands to hold and could be used to make sure that children were ‘seen and not heard’ when out in public.

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