Deborah Harkness “A Discovery of Witches” – book review

I had such mixed feelings about A Discovery of Witches. I really enjoyed the first half of it – it was Oxford, Twilight, and bits of Harry Potter combined. The heroine is an academic specializing in 17th-century alchemy. The main premise of the book is the worry of many an academic working in the Bodleian – Diane calls up a manuscript by accident, which turns … Continue reading Deborah Harkness “A Discovery of Witches” – book review

“Which Jane Austen?” – an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

After the amazing impression the Austen exhibition in King’s College, Cambridge made on me, you won’t be very surprised to hear that I travelled to Oxford in order to see the “Which Jane Austen?” exhibition at the Bodleian library. I had seen the manuscript of Sanditon the week before, now I hoped I would see The Watsons.  Sadly I don’t have any pretty pictures of mine … Continue reading “Which Jane Austen?” – an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford