Artistic Licence: In praise of making notes

"You should never write on a book." Anyone remember that line? I bet you heard it at some point in your life - probably at school or from your parents.

13th April, 2013
'We are not living in the age of The Book of Kells. Our books have not been handcrafted by monks on vellum.'

"You should never write on a book." Anyone remember that line? I bet you heard it at some point in your life - probably at school or from your parents.

If you were anything like me, you heard it all the time: from teachers, from aunties and uncles; from nuns.

That line was doled out with a far-off, yet wise look that suggested this painful yet important knowledge had been passed down from the Elders,...

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