Oh look, another book arrived that matches my desk. 

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This Book of Hours has the most peculiar shape: its pages resemble lily leaves (the yellow background is a paper sheet used for contrast).

It was made for king Henry II of France, who used it for private devotion – the Book of Hours contained prayers and other short texts, which were read at set times during the day. 

You can view other pages in more detail here

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Penguin has in the last few years published a number of very readable books on European history, four examples of which are shown here. I’m on an active quest to mow through them, and can so far warmly recommend what I’ve seen of these breath-takingly epic, detailed, erudite and exciting page-turners.

I think it’s a very commendable enterprise by Penguin, to give us these books that allow for a historical understanding of Europe that takes on the excitingly intermeshed history of this little continent considered as the integrated and complex whole that it actually is, rather than to stare myopically on a single country.

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"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."

—from The Tempest by William Shakespeare

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A flower seller on Dal Lake in Kashmir. 

Photo by Steve McCurry

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What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
Plath, Sylvia. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. (via wordsnquotes)
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Nepalese children fly a kite from a hill in the fields surrounding the Khokana village near Kathmandu on Sept. 7, 2014. (Narendra Shrestha/EPA)

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Ode to Autumn by John Keats (19th September 1819), illustrated by Robert Anning Bell.


Ode to Autumn by John Keats (19th September 1819), illustrated by Robert Anning Bell.

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 JaZ99wro || Iceland

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