Tales from the India Office

A transgender singer hits stardom in Baghdad. Officials scramble to impose order after a Kuwaiti restaurant is found to be selling cat meat. Gulf royals on an official visit to London are left marooned in a drab south London suburb because of a shortage of hotel rooms in the West End. These are some of…

British Library purchases the Catholicon Anglicum

British Library purchases the Catholicon Anglicum The British Library has paid £92,500 in order to keep a 500-year old dictionary from leaving the United Kingdom. They announced earlier this week that they had completed the purchase of the Catholicon Anglicum, a 15th-century English-Latin dictionary.

A million first steps – British Library releases 1 million images

A million first steps – British Library released 1 million images The British Library has released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and re-purpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitized by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to…