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Star Wars Walker?

Those who have been to the cinema recently to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or who know the Star Wars series will be familiar with the AT-AT Walkers. Large machines that stalk the landscape on great mechanical legs. They first appeared in 1980 in The Empire Strikes Back. H.G Wells‘ monsters were tripods and there are three legs in this illustration, albeit that it looks like a fourth may be missing. This Penguin is from 1962. I wonder if it was on a Star Wars designer‘s shelf, or perhaps at the back of their mind, half remembered.

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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.

Edgar‘s Bar

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We have extended into a new space, thanks to the people at Edgar‘s Bar in Broadway Market. There‘s really good coffee, food & alcohol and you can find over 2,000 Skoob Books titles on its shelves: art, fiction, biographies, and many more. Edgar's Bar is at 30-32 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ. It‘s open: Mon – Fri: 10.00-21.00, Sat – Sun: 09.00 – 23.00. More here.