Gilbert and Sullivan: gender, genre, parody by Carolyn Williams A couple of weeks ago I saw UPDMS perform Ruddygore (or The Witch’s Curse) at the Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.  It was a trip down memory lane for me.  Thirty years …

Creative Arts Book of the Week 14/03/16 Read more »

I am stretching the definition of book his week to introduce you to El Croquis: International Architecture Magazine. The University Library chose to shelve El Croquis with its book collections, perhaps because each edition focuses on a particular architect or practice, …

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This week I have chosen to have a look at I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic? A typographic book on what its like to struggle with reading by UoP BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Sam Barclay. Library staff were …

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Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff Vandermeer This week’s book review is all about a writing manual.  Not as boring as it sounds though.  Jeff Vandermeer is a three-times winner of the World Fantasy Award …

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I’ve just rushed over to Eldon to staff the Library ‘pop-up’ in the Blank Canvas – Lizzie and I have been helping out the Academic Skills team by answering some of the many referencing enquiries they’ve been getting.  Anyway, I’ve …

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The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in …

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‘The Holy Grail on film: essays on the cinematic quest’ edited by Kevin J. Harty The Holy Grail is an elusive object prompting many quests, both real and imagined, in the mediaeval and modern world. Such is its ambiguity it …

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