On Libraries: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

On Libraries: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

This is Hawick Public Library, the library of a small, working class Scottish town, dominated through recent centuries by the knitwear industry. Though there had been private libraries in the town since 1762, the publicly-funded library service can be dated to 1878....
On the trail of the mummy snails

On the trail of the mummy snails

We’ve had Hungry Caterpillars much their way through a mountain of food. The Spider and the Fly have been doing their thing for well over a century and the multi-limbed, antennae twitching cast of James and the Giant Peach still keep readers rapt as they bob across...