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Janet

Gosh, looking at these pictures brings back some memories of the various library steps I've climbed in the past, to retrieve items for readers, usually in a mini-skirt too. Though that may have been easier than climbing in a long Edwardian skirt!

Mary

Hoping to visit that library in January.

Joan Kyler

Awesome - in the true sense of the word! Gorgeous!

Cornflower

Indeed!

Cornflower

Wonderful, Mary, I hope you do.

Cornflower

Having been there myself I can tell you it is!

Freda

It makes me nostalgic for libraries I have known and aware that with the internet I rarely go to them now...

LizF

I've never been in the library but I am guessing the atmosphere must be incredible.

I will be interested to see what you make of The Poison Bed : I am about halfway through and although it is a bit different from Elizabeth Fremantle's other books so far ( which I loved), I am finding it intriguing with her customary sure hand on spirit of time and place.
Having just read Tracy Borman's first novel The King's Witch which is set in the same time frame, I wouldn't have liked to live during James I's reign one bit!

Cornflower

The internet, wonderful in so many ways as it is, doesn't give you the multi-sensory experience of a library.

Cornflower

I'm very much enjoying The Poison Bed, Liz, and you're right about Elizabeth Fremantle's sure hand.

Juxtabook

They're beautiful and certainly put the orange 1970s step from Mothercare that I use to reach the higher shelves in my book room to shame!

Cornflower

If it does the job ...!

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