Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian Book Fair; 23rd August 2015

The third Tynemouth Book Fair of 2015 takes place on Sunday 23rd August. Arrive early to find the best bargains and browse a huge range of books from the booksellers of Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.  

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Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian Book Fair; 21st June 2015

The second Tynemouth Book Fair of 2015 takes place on Sunday 21st June. Arrive early to find the best bargains and browse a huge range of books from the booksellers of Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.  

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Alnwick PBFA Book Fair; 13th June 2015

The fantastic Alnwick PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association),  book fair takes place on 13th June at its usual beautiful venue, Northumberland Hall in central market place, Alnwick.

The cream of the crop of booksellers will be there with some of their most lavish, rare or sought-after books and ephemera although there is always something to suit every pocket.

 

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Yorkshire Exhibition; Mr Turner and Mr Girtin

If you find yourself in West Yorkshire before 05 July 2015, I recommend a visit to the Harewood House exhibition, ‘Mr Turner and Mr Girtin; The Early Years’. Two of Britain’s most fantastic watercolourists exhibited side by side is a treat not to be missed, especially in the setting of such a beautiful estate.

Oh, and please say hello to my dad who is a trained exhibition guide there.

Proud daughter!

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Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian Book Fair; 26th April 2015

The first Tynemouth Book Fair of 2015 takes place on Sunday 26th April. Arrive early to find the best bargains and browse a huge range of books from the booksellers of Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.  

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Hexham Book Festival 2015

Don’t forget that the tenth excellent Hexham Book Festival will soon be upon us from 20th April until the 04th May.

If you haven’t had a look through the programme yet, I recommend doing so soon in order to secure any tickets before they’re sold out. I’ve unfortunately missed the chance to see Andrew Graham-Dixon discussing Caravaggio, but other highlights for me are Irving Finkel from the British Museum who focusses on artefacts relating to Noah’s Ark,  (if only even to marvel at that wonderful beard) and  David Starkey who will be examining the continued appreciation of the Magna Carta. The gardeners amongst you may love ‘Remarkable Plants That Shaped Our World’, based around plants at Kew Gardens.

Enjoy!

 

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Revealing Lost Content

I am frequently asked whether faded text on documents can be enhanced. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to reverse the damage, however, a website has recently come to my attention which may be of use. retroReveal is a service offered by the University of Utah, where images uploaded onto its website can be processed in several ways in order to enhance text. Beware though, you will need a certain amount of technology savviness in order to use it.

An alternative method is to take a digital photograph of your text and manipulate the contrast in one of the many photography software packages available.

Good luck!

 

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