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Jun 9, 2021Liked by Adam Smyth

I was interested to see the link to familybibles.org.uk, which I shall pass on to one of my ex-colleagues. A familiar experience to anyone who has worked on the Reference Desk of a university library is the "elderly person with a carrier bag" (a.k.a. The Antiques Roadshow Experience). This bag usually contains a large 19th century tome, usually a Bible or a Shakespeare, which "has been in the family for generations, and must be of some value". It can take some considerable tact and patience to persuade them otherwise.


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