07 March 2006

Turning the Pages

This excellent site from the British Library has digitised versions of fifteen important books from their archives. It's best viewed with a broadband Internet connection and you actually get to 'turn' the pages of the virtual books to read them. A magnifying glass is on hand to view the texts a little closer (although I wish it magnified a little more on some of the books, especially the atlas).

Books that will be particularly useful for primary teachers are the Lindisfarne Gospels (for Anglo-Saxons or the Vikings) and the original Alice by Lewis Carroll (handwritten and with his original illustrations).