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This is the weblog of Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, husband and wife authors and book-collectors. Christina is the former Librarian of Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, England. Wayne is Chapin Librarian in the Special Collections department of the Williams College Libraries in Williamstown, Massachusetts. They are well known as scholars concerned, in particular but by no means exclusively, with the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur Ransome, and the artist Pauline Baynes. They are also interested – variously, generally, separately, and together – in history, literature, art, science, graphic design, food, and gardening. Further biographical and bibliographical information may be read on their website.

The blog design is by Wayne, customizing the Vigilance theme from WordPress. The custom heading font is Castellar. The heading background image is a detail from a pattern paper wrapper by Carol Blinn (Warwick Press, Easthampton, Massachusetts).

We welcome comments to our posts, but reserve the right to delete those not reasonably pertinent.

All original text and images in this blog are Copyright © Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull. All rights are reserved.

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