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Almost 420 years since Shakespeare’s lavish and magnificent house, New Place, was razed to the ground, archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be the Bard’s demolished kitchen.

Uncovered in the remains of  Stratford-upon- Avon’s ‘New Place’, experts have found a well hearth and cold storage pit, which was used like a fridge to store cheese.

Historians are still trying to piece together clues of what Shakespeare’s impressive home would have been like and this discovery has been described as ‘vital’ to the effort.

The Bard bought New Place in 1597 and lived there for the last 19 years of his life, but it was destroyed by a subsequent owner in a fit of pique over land taxes.

In 2016–timed for the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death–the re-imagined New Place will open as a heritage landmark.

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I’ve been wanting to read more poetry, and Emily Dickinson’s beautiful verse seems just the thing for spring with flowers blooming everywhere. The green-thumbed wordsmith was an avid gardener, and more than a third of her poems feature floral references. During her lifetime, Dickinson penned some 1,800 poems, most of them written in secret and recorded in small, handmade booklets that were discovered after her death. 🌸 Plus, I’ve never been to the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts, and would like to visit this summer. Along with touring two Dickinson family homes, a warm-weather pastime is strolling the grounds, accompanied by an audio tour that integrates Dickinson’s poetry with the landscape. 🌸 #emilydickinson #nationalpoetrymonth #earthday #classiclit #poetry #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booksofig #booksintheair #igreads #instabook #books #bookish #bookphotography #springreading #literarytravel @emilydickinson.museum @penguinrandomhouse
“We are all more complicated than the roles we are assigned in stories.” . Just finished EDUCATED by Tara Westover. Wow. This is a harrowing, infuriating, inspiring true story about growing up in an extreme survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho—and through sheer determination, leaving at age seventeen for college, the author’s first time attending school and the beginning of her transformation through education. I’m glad I get to talk about this one with my book club in a couple of weeks. There is SO MUCH to discuss and process about this story. . #bookclubpick #educated #tarawestover #greatstorytelling #greatdiscussions #bookstagram #booksofig #igreads #librarybook #booksandbeverages #booksofinstagram

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