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Mrs Black‘s Buns

It‘s a heavy pin, not a slight modern one that has held this hand written recipe in place, perhaps for a hundred years. Signed, love from mother, it reaches back to women and their kitchens, Victoria on the throne. To buns which we‘d like to think were lovely, but either way, probably weren‘t to be messed with. The book is Household Cookery and Laundry Work, by Margaret Black.

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SOAS Gems Map

SOAS University in London have created a map with ‘all the best businesses and cool places to visit‘. We‘re on it at number 20 and there are other good bookshops, museums, nice places to eat and just to be. Very much worth having, if you are a student or visitor to SOAS, see if you can get one.