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The Time of the Androgyne

27 Oct, 2017

Fashion and pop culture are rife with androgynous imagery but, look carefully, and it was there all along…

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Author Interviews

The End, Our Only Friend

11 Jun, 2019

Artist, writer and founder of the Morbid Anatomy blog, Joanna Ebenstein opens up about our relationship with the Grim Reaper

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Author Interviews

Licking History

18 Oct, 2017

Weird tales from forgotten nations fill a phantasmagorical stamp collection located in Norway.

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#FindFranklin Bookshop Competition

11 Jun, 2019

In October of 2017, we teamed up with Books Are My Bag to celebrate the launch of our beloved children's book about a book-loving dragon and his friend, 'Franklin's Flying Bookshop'.

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Stalls and carts - whether the vendors lining the ancient Silk Road trading route, the oyster stalls of Roman London, or the Aztec food markets encountered by the Spanish conquistadores - selling indigenous, ready-to-eat snacks have been a feature of city life for millennia. What’s changed is the seriousness with which street cuisine is made, and served.

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Masters of the Siberian Steppe

11 Jun, 2019

The world of nomadic warriors, the Scythians, revealed in all its diversity.

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May Morris: A Remarkable Woman

11 Jun, 2019

Born in 1862, May Morris followed became an accomplished artist, but her life and work have been obscured: only recently has her talent been fully understood. We celebrate her contribution to art and activism.

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Drawing from Life

11 Jun, 2019

Edgar Degas’s interest in the day-to-day activities of ordinary people changed painting forever, while his commitment to drawing was no less radical.

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Author Interviews

Retail Tales: Shopping in the Digital Age

11 Jun, 2019

We live in a fascinating retail era. As the aftershocks from retail parks, Amazon and the ‘death of the high street’ reverberate, a recalibration of shops and their function seems to be taking place. From ‘Boxparks’ made of shipping containers to pop-up concession shops-within-shops, from lifestyle record/book/coffee stores to ad hoc hipster street stalls, there are untold experiments in getting people not just spending their money, but enjoying doing so.

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The Cranky Caterpillar

11 Jun, 2019

Illustrator Richard Graham explains how his trips to Tate and his visits to the junk shops of Liverpool helped him come up with the idea of caterpillar living in a piano.

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