Friday, 29 November 2013

Jeez, Louise!

Today is the birth date of Louisa May Alcott and C. S. Lewis, both authors of much-loved children's classics.

It is appropriate, therefore, that the 29th of November shall evermore be synonymous with the departure of our much-loved assistant librarian (and Children's librarian) Louise. Sob! This is a very sad day for us and not just because Louise is the source of our beloved cheese scones. Double sob.

To mark this day, we shall, once again, post images from the wonderful Minervian Library which always reminds me of the March girls' Pickwick Portfolio.

Here we have the Annals of the Minervian Library which begins 'The library was instituted in 1866 for the personal amusement and occupation of the Misses J. M. B. Bremner and M. C. Cowan, LDML (Library Damsels of the Minervian Library)'.

...and this is one of the girls' illustrations...

Right, we shall now spend the rest of the afternoon weeping and changing the lyrics to 'Louie Louie' by our good friends the Maytals (sorry customers):

'Louise, Louise, Oh No! You Gotta Go! Aye-yi-yi-yi!'

References: D98/2/4/5 and D98/2/1/10


  1. I'm sorry your Louise had to leave. It must have been a sad day for you all. But, maybe in homage, one of you could learn to bake the scones? perhaps not, if it was a closely-guarded family secret.


  2. Thanks Sue, we have just about dried our tears. Luckily, the recipe was revealed so we can comfort ourselves with massive amounts of scones.


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