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The Borribles, by Michael de Larrabeiti (cover of book one in the new ebook trilogy)

The Borribles, by Michael de Larrabeiti (cover of book one in the new ebook trilogy)

Every child should read Michael de Larrabeiti’s The Borribles books before they hit the age of 10. It’s a wonderful glimpse into what can happen to those children who refuse to grow up, who are judged and found wanting, who fall between the cracks somehow; gradually, they become Borribles, a kind of urban feral pixie, about the same size as a human child, who lives for the thrill of the chase, for their communities (see the quote in this post’s title, from the Borrible Book of Proverbs, and, above all, for not being caught; they require only enough material possessions as help them to keep alive, which possessions are usually stolen, and they do not use or covet money. They must earn their names through their great adventures. To be caught by the police is to have your pointed ears snipped, and thus to grow up. The Borrible life is what I wish the Lost Boys could have had when they chose to return to London. (more…)

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A portable shrine in the form of a tabernacle – a painted wooden box, (alabaster, polychrome, gilt, wire, Nottingham, 15th Century – Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums, accession number 1.34)


I came up with the idea of building my own virtual museum two weeks ago today. The actual museum opening has had to wait until today because I was mightily conferencing last week. You can find out more about my intentions behind and aims for the Mid-Week Museum from its inaugural post. (more…)

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Which door do I open next? (image from Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland)

When I realised that I would not be able to complete 23 Things for Professional Development by the original deadline in October, I decided that I would take some of the pressure off myself, by resolving to finish all 23 things by the end of 2012. Because I go away for a few days tomorrow, I want to write my last CPD23 post this evening to keep my resolution. I would like to thank the Evil Geniuses behind CPD23; I hope that they realise what a great thing they do for the rest of us. (more…)

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The internet blackout against SOPA and PIPA going through Congress is about to begin.
Stop SOPA

The following trustworthy sources are providing a good overview of the issues involved herein, and will direct you to some interesting links. I am not at my best today, so cannot do very much, but I hope to be able to to read and write more coherently on such a crucial issue which affects all countries.

  • IJ Brown, Librarian, gives a great summary of the issues involved here
  • THe BBC has a concise discussion of the facts of the issue, with relevant links attached for further reading.
  • Please don’t forget that during the blackout of sources such as Wikipedia and Google, you can still contact Librarians through various sources. The British People’s Network has an “

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