Working (by zach.stone)
So in a break from Climbing and Shooting adventures, and poor book reviews, I got back to work yesterday in the BL (British Library). It was kind of an impromptu visit, but reminded me why I came back to England. Bumped into a colleague, nosed around some manuscripts, had some exquisitely overpriced sandwich for lunch at a very aesthetically pleasing cafe, remembered that the scenery at the BL is MUCH better than at the Bod (no, seriously, this is just true) and generally loved being back in London. I took quick turns through four manuscripts, two Lichfield books in and two copies of Love’s Mirror, both in support of application materials. True, this picture is not of the BL, but it is of me working on manuscripts! The only problems with the BL are a draconian photography policy, generally unreliable WiFi. Still, though, all things equal, it is a wonderful place to pass the day. Incidentally it is also home to one of the greatest free one room museams in London, if not the world. Their ‘treasure room’ includes everything from the best text of the Greek New Testament, to the Lindisfarne Gospels, to the Beatles original notes. Really really cool.