The best website (nearly…)

I have just discovered the British Library’s Turning the Pages website, and spent a happy afternoon perusing Leonardo’s notebooks, the Lindisfarne Gospels, and Blackwell’s Herbal, amongst others. This is an amazing site. It allows you to turn the pages of precious books, view the illustrations and text close-up and each one is accompanied by a commentary about the book that you can view on the screen or listen to using the audio button.

I learnt about this site by reading news reports on Yahoo’s best internet sites vote, where this site unaccountably came second to Weebl’s Stuff.

This is what the internet is for.

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I’m Louise, and I’m a compulsive baker, cookbook hoarder and a bit of a food geek. I learnt to cook at home, and later at Tante Marie’s cooking school in San Francisco. With a science degree and a background in IT analysis, I like to understand why a recipe works, not just how to do it. Why the rules are there and when they can be broken.

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