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Books, history, Families

Does this beat a Kindle hands down?

by Adrian Tribe

Sevenoaks — There’s something about books that is very hard to beat, don’t you think? I’m talking about real, physical books. Especially old books! It’s not just the feel, although that’s definitely part of it. It’s the smell too. And the thrill of turning the page to reveal the next part of the story. And with old books the craftsmanship too. It’s just a much fuller, richer experience than flipping ope...

Prose, Delivery, history

Nice to see the neighborhood seltzer guy.

by Kristen Taylor

New york — Ronny always waves. I’m not one of his people yet, but if I stay in Brooklyn long enough I will be. We both feel that. It’s also the best reason I know of not to move into Manhattan - Ronny famously w...

Architecture, history, Travel

I must have stood there, in the middle of the street, grinning like an idiot.

by Christine Herrin

Rome — It hits you without warning the minute you step out of the station. I wasn’t even paying attention—I think we were in the middle of a conversation or I was trying to put my wallet back into my bag, b...

Architecture, history, postcards

This could turn into an addiction!

by Adrian Tribe

London — I was walking back to my office from a lunchtime meeting in another university building today and happened to be taking a route past the Hotel Russell, which was looking as splendid as ever in the glo...

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