Want to curl up with a good book? Take your pick: from Perez the Mouse to the Paston letters, from cheesy 19th-century novels to sober anthropological studies.
The Rudiments of Grammar for the English Saxon Tongue. In 1715, Elizabeth Elstob gave us the first Anglo-Saxon grammar in English.
Persuasion, Jane Austen’s final novel, illustrated by C. E. Brock and Hugh Thomson.
Journal of a Residence in India, one of the first India books written by and for ordinary humans—in this case by Maria Graham in 1809–1811.
Here’s where it gets meta. Run a website long enough, and you start learning things—including plenty of things you would have been perfectly happy not knowing.
All the stuff that wouldn’t fit anywhere else. Along with the do-it-yourself MiSTings, this is where you’ll meet Judge Judy, the heraldic
lion , reviews of long-forgotten movies, my obligatory venture into fan fiction, and more.
If you know the difference between what is real and what is not real, you may like this.
Or, then again, you may not.
Things get interesting when you venture beyond the familiar ABC.
Everything you need to know about Prosyl, Nunacom and the rest of the family.
The Inuktitut language as seen from the outside—with some unavoidable digressions into the politics of the far north.
Reports from our favorite legislative body, the Nunavut Assembly.
Over here: reality. Over there, drifting away on an ice floe: our hopes.