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New in the Library

Map of a Nation : a biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt (Granta, 2010) is a fascinating account of the origins and development of the Ordnance Survey maps which record every square mile of Britain and the Channel Islands. The story begins in the 18th Century with the Enlightement idea of trying to create for the first time a detailed and accurate record of the landscape. This required a succession of talented individuals with vision, initiative and energy enough to carry their instruments up mountains and church towers. The creation of the Ordnance Survey maps set a whole new standard in scientific mapping. A must-read for anyone who loves to pore over maps!

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St Valentine's Day

The tradition of sending often anonymous cards for St Valentine's Day became popular in Victorian times, and the Lord Coutanche…

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Library open again

The Library has reopened after stocktaking. We have a selection of new books and we look forward to assisting you…

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Library Closed Period

The Library is closed until 30th January for stock taking purposes.

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Season's Greetings

'The ministering angels' by Andreas Müller, engraved by William Ridgway, in The Holy Bible with a devotional and practical commentary,…

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New in the Library : facsimile of the Cartulaire of Mont-Saint-Michel

Cartulaire de Mont-Saint-Michel : Fac-similé du manuscrit 210 de la Bibliothèque municipale d'Avranches,  (Les Amis du Mont-Saint-Michel, 2005) The monks of Mont-Saint-Michel…

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