Monday, 14 February 2011
Harpers Pictorial History of the ACW
I found a copy of this in the local Oxfam bookshop on Saturday and spent some time yesterday skim reading through the text and oogling the pictures. When I was studying for an MA in York many years ago, I enjoyed reading through the copies of the originals in the university library, as a break from researching medieval lime burning and lime kilns for my 25000 word dissertation.
It's surprising what you can write 25000 words on.
Anyway, the pictures are great and very atmospheric, so I was pleased to grab a copy of the reproduction for a tenner. However, I have now well and truly stalled with the Rapid Fire! project as I have a shedload of work to do and very little time left before half term. This week is a right off due to meetings and marking. Next week, we're off to Cornwall so they'll have to wait until I get back to be tackled again.
In the meantime, I'll try to get something done to shift them forwards or switch over to the Iron Cow stuff as a quick mini-project in the next couple of weeks. I can then get back to the Rapid Fire! figures with renewed focus. That's the theory...