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More maps

Jorge Luis Borges mentions maps in his short story ‘On Exactitude in Science’.  He describes a map whose scale was One mile = One mile, elaborating on Lewis Carroll’s idea in ‘Sylvie and Bruno Concluded’: “What do you consider the … Continue reading

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Treacle well

To Oxford last weekend.  Walked along the flooding Thames/Isis to St Frideswide’s Well at Binsey, by the side of St. Margaret’s church.  Once a medieval pilgrimage spot, its waters are said to have healing powers – the word ‘treacle’ was … Continue reading

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