Tanya Gold's take on the royal family's ability to project an impression of thrift while spending vast sums of public money is, in my humble republican opinion, the most entertaining published response to the appeal court's ruling that Prince Charles's correspondence with Tony Blair's cabinet should be published. The Guardian's leader on the topic of the so-called 'black spider' memos is also a stimulating read. I suspect the attorney general has a real fight on his hands. His argument appears to be that we must not know what Prince Charles's most passionate political opinions are because he is not supposed to have political opinions, and that his correspondence must therefore be suppressed because it might compromise the public's impression of his political neutrality. Convoluted or simply deluded? You choose.
Haiti Earthquake Appeal
Book Sale Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th January Drill Hall Library 10am - 4pm
The Drill Hall Library staff are planning to hold a Book Sale to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
We are not talking ex-library stock but donated fiction, academic text books, gardening books, cookery books, children's books... Any book in good condition gratefully received (DVDs & CDs also welcome).
If you have any of the above you would like to donate to our sale you can bring them to the Drill Hall Library at any time. [or for large donations we can use the Library van to come and collect them from your office or car - I am afraid we can't collect from your home address.]
So this weekend you might want to start clearing out those bookcases at home... and then please come along and buy some more books to fill them!
Please contact Julia on 01634 88 3591 or 43591 if you have any questions
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