Thursday, December 1, 2011


...and in the dragon was a story. A paper sculpture left anonymously at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Once upon a time there was a book and in the book was a nest and in the nest was an egg and in the egg was a dragon and in the dragon was a story.....
An anonymous library lover and gifted artist has been crafting sculptures made from books and paper and leaving them in Edinburgh's literary institutions.

Most bookish organisations have issued their best reads of the year as the silly season approaches, but Norton on Tumblr has gone the other way, listing the top 5 books no-one wants to read this Christmas. 

Stalin's daughter died this week, aged 85. The New York Times has published a fascinating obituary.

Here's a comical letter sent to a fan by the late George Harrison instructing her how best to wash his car.

National Geographic is holding its annual photo contest, attracting some breath-taking entries. I particularly like the photo of the eagle owl in flight. 

Finally, if you're stuck for some summer reading, this literature map will guide the way.

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