The Mitfords : Letters between six sisters

Letters between six sisters edited by Charlotte Mosley is now available as an eBook from YPRL’s Overdrive service. It features a selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters and has been compiled by Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law, Charlotte Mosley. Who were the Mitford sisters? They were Nancy, the bestselling novelist, Pamela who craved…
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British Newspapers Archive

The British Newspapers Archive has grown to over 8 million searchable pages.  300,000 new pages have recently been added, including six brand new titles.  These include the national newspaper the Daily Mirror, the Lancashire Evening Post and the The Oxford Times. Newspapers are an excellent research tool to learn more about your family history. Access…
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Grow Harvest Cook

‘Grow Harvest Cook’ is a new Australian book in our collection with lots of useful tips and ideas on how to grow, store and cook produce. The book has an array of great photos and showcases the many ways to make more of fruit, nuts  and vegetables. Foods from almonds to zucchini are covered and…
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Cookbook of Unknown ladies

The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies: curious recipes and hidden histories from the Westminster City Archives is a blog project showcasing an item from its collection. This remarkable manuscript contains hand-written recipes from the early 1700s to the mid 19th century, covering one of the most exciting periods of development in the English kitchen. It is…
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Beware the Reading Rut

It’s a serious literary condition that affect a large part of the population that often isn’t realised until it’s too late: The reading rut. Symptoms include reading the same series, author, genre for a long time (and loving it) only to get the end of the series and are left wondering what to read next…
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