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The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry: Volume I: Spenser to Crabbe
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne
Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad
Aesop's Fables
Laura Gibbs, Aesop
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Yosemite and the High Sierra
Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski, Andrea G. Stillman
Stephen Baxter
The Official Highway Code
Department for Transport, Driving Standards Agency
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within
Stephen Fry
The Nation's Favourite: Poems
Griff Rhys Jones

One Day for Life

One Day for Life: Photographs by the people of Britain, taken on a single day - Sarah Ferguson Photos from pre-digital camera days (the 1980s). They vary wildly in quality, and I don't think the book is of much interest today, even to historians, unless you were personally connected with producing it or took one of the photos. In these days of vast online archives, we only need a little bit of motivation and patience to find much more illuminating data.

Having said all that, it's still a good idea that would be worth repeating in some form, perhaps on a local level to encourage communities to get together, or perhaps by a club or group of people to provide a visual impression of a day in the life from a certain point of view.

It would be interesting to find out the origins of this idea and how many times it has been carried out.