Weekend reading

The Guardian on Bellini and the East, a new exhibition at the National Gallery.

Charlie says… Public Information Films at The National Archives.

A newish website on Historical Fiction looks fun.

The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945 is looking for contributions. Perhaps it’ll (eventually) be able to add something to the debate now heating up over gendered reading preferences.

Rob MacDougall has discovered The Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society. (And see Giornale Nuovo for more on Athanasius Kircher.)

Is it a fish? Is it an ugly bugger? Neener-neener-neeeeeeeeeener! (And, unless you’re scared of insects… Wow.)

… And here’s an upcoming centenary to celebrate: TH White was born 100 years ago next month.

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