On the Shelf
Secret Book Landscapes, and Other News
September 5, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
These miniature landscapes, painted on the sides of nineteenth-century books, were recently discovered at the University of Iowa.
Jokes (of varying degrees of hilarity) for grammar nerds.
Adding to the indignity of Richard III’s parking-lot exhumation, scientists have now discovered that the monarch had worms. “Thy broken faith hath made the prey for worms,” wrote Shakespeare, calling it.
Speaking of cross-pond exhumation! “Exhuming Poirot is disrespectful towards Agatha Christie’s careful burial,” argues John Sutherland in the Guardian.