Time Travel with the British Museum

Time Travel with the British Museum

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Flights across the pond might only be about a hundred dollars, but virtual tours of the United Kingdom are free. Here are some fantastic tours from London and all around Briton, including some personal favorites. Now with intermittent food pairing choices! We’ll get through this.   The British Museum Walk the halls, study the exhibits, and generally immerse yourself in one of London’s finest museums. Their fantastic scones? You’ll have to make your own. Plus, the entire Asian wing won’t be closed every time you go. I’m not bitter. Plan ahead for this one, because clotted cream takes TIME.   …

The Game Is Afoot! Celebrate the Publication of A ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Book Today!

The Game Is Afoot! Celebrate the Publication of A ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Book Today!

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You know the name. Sherlock Holmes is a pop culture icon, someone who everyone knows even if they haven’t read his books, seen his movies, or watched his numerous tv shows. He’s a focal point of British history and literature, having influenced dozens of fictional and even real detectives throughout his literary life. On this day (Oct. 14th), one of the seminal Holmes collections was published, entitled The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of twelve short stories. image via wikipedia First featured in The Strand magazine, the stories were very popular and boosted the subscriptions to the magazine, allowing Sherlock Holme’s author, Sir …

Former Prime Minister David Cameron’s Memoir is Poised to Flop

Former Prime Minister David Cameron’s Memoir is Poised to Flop

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As Britain experiences another confusing chapter in the Brexit farce, David Cameron’s For the Record struggles to attract readers’ attention. Clocking in at an absolutely massive 752 pages, Cameron’s memoir promises a candid look at his time in parliament. It arrives in bookstores at a particularly inopportune moment in British politics, with Brexit dominating the news cycle for the past month or so. Preorder sales have been…less than stellar for For the Record.   Image via PA:Press Association   Cameron’s memoir languished low on the charts all of last week. In some sense, who can blame readers for not jumping at the …