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Friday procrastination: link love – pork pies, British libraries, and Dame Judi Dench

Kirsty McHugh

Link Love is coming to you from sunny Oxford today. Summer has finally arrived in merry England, and since it will probably only last about 3 and a half days, I’m fully intending to make the most of it. I hope it’s as lovely wherever you are in the world, and may you all have a splendid June weekend.

Now, on with the link love.

Kathy Rooney has won the £3,000 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for outstanding achievements by women in publishing. The prize was started to commemorate Kim Scott Walwyn, who died in 2002, aged just 45. She was OUP UK’s publishing director. Congratulations Kathy!

Cartoons for turbulent times.

The Guardian reports that British libraries are increasingly using Twitter. OUPblog is on Twitter, and so am I. Are you following us?

Apparently every time Dame Judi Dench swears in a film, the British Board of Film Classification receives complaints.

An excellent space-saving solution for bookworms in small houses.

Prospect Magazine asks whether Obama and Medvedev can press the reset button.

If you, like me, can’t resist nosying at other people’s bookshelves, then Lookshelves is the website for you!

A very sad story about a pork pie from the Times Archive Blog.

If I have one criticism about OUPblog, it’s that there aren’t enough cats. Yes, I am A Cat Lady. Unsurprisingly, I am a fan of Under the Paw, a blog by A Cat Man. He’s chosen the top 4 most witless looking cats of 2009.

Congratulations to Alastair Reynolds, a British science fiction writer, who has just signed a mammoth £1million book deal.

So you think you know how to read?

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