Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April

Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April

Friday, 15 April, 2022

Every Friday, we celebrate the weekend — and all the reading and relaxing and daydreaming time ahead — with Melissa's favorite book- and travel-related links of the week. Why work when you can read fun stuff?!

This post is part of our Endnotes series.

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‘The Way’ gates can be found in Richmond Park, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The park is now a nature reserve but was created in the 17th century by Charles I as a deer park, a.k.a., a status symbol and aristocratic playground for hunting. (When Charles lost his head for treason, the park was handed over to the City of London.) The gates, designed by blacksmith-artist Joshua De Lisle, were added to the park in 2011 for the 300th anniversary of St. Paul’s Cathedral, which can be seen from the park. The words ‘the way’ are an epitaph to ecologist and author Edward Goldsmith and his seminal book about taking an ecological world view.

  • Jeff Deutsch’s new book In Praise of Good Bookstores pays tribute to ‘one of our most important and endangered civic institutions.’ Over at Large-Hearted Boy, he contributed a charming playlist to go along with his book.

  • The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist includes tips that made me literally LOL. Example: ‘12 months out: Hire wedding planner. Order alchemical supplies for transmuting base metals into gold.’

  • And this is joyous:

 

The Library of Lost Time

Hooray! Here’s our second installment of The Library of Lost Time, a weekly video and podcast that makes procrastination a virtue. In each mini-episode — 5 minutes or less! — we share two new book releases that are at the top of our TBR. Then we delve into a book- or travel-related curiosity that’s worth your time. Get all the episodes and books galore here.

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon and Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li. Then we discuss the gleefully macabre writing and art of Edward Gorey.

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May you discover something that delights you immensely.

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