happy one hundred posts!

Well after sporadic posting I have finally managed to reach my 100th post! I should probably write something relating to that but since I’ve spent the past two days at my new internship in a publishing house I decided I wanted to write about books. One which I’ve just finished reading and another which is one of my favourite reads…

Just before I started interning, my boss gave me a copy of a couple of the books in The Art of Living series. The company I’m working for is called Acumen, and is a publisher of academic texts on philosophy, history and classical studies. The Art of Living is a series which they have been publishing since 2008. When I first researched the company it was something that really interested me, and in my chat with the editor I asked a lot about it because I think it’s a great idea. Philosophy is such an interesting subject but people are intimidated and frightened away by the idea that it’s too highbrow and middle-class. The series is perfect for changing perspectives. Whether you’re a public thinker or a member of the thinking public, they are designed to be read and understood by anyone. You don’t have to be a graduate or an academic or have any prior knowledge on the topic. Each of the books tackle different philosophical debates from clothes, to our attitudes to marriage and commitment, fame and death. One of the copies I received was Clothes. Having read it whilst in Copenhagen, it was interesting to learn about the history of philosophical debates about clothes, and what the things we wear say about us. It put me in mind of one of my favourite books- Justine Picardie’s My Mother’s Wedding Dress. It’s a small memoir made up of stories and memories that are held by clothes. Picardie looks at how our garments contribute to the fabric of our lives. Each chapter focuses on a different garment and the memories which this item of clothing holds. It’s a very touching and beautifully written book.

Thank you to everyone who has asking about my internship, it’s going really well and I’m enjoying learning more about the publishing world! As well as philosophy for that matter…

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  1. November 11, 2011 / 3:15 am

    Congrats on internship..glad its going well. this book has a cool cover. hope you enjoy it…xo Lisa

  2. November 11, 2011 / 9:52 am

    congrats Hannah! how long are you interning for? I really like the sound of that clothes book! xxxx

  3. November 11, 2011 / 10:35 am

    well done! congrats to your 100th post! have a wunderful weekend!

  4. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011 / 10:54 am


    Thank you very much Hannah !

    Beautiful pix of Copenhague !

    New weekend is coming : have a great one !

    Jean-pierre MATTEI
    ( the fashion designer with the mask )

  5. November 11, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    Congrats on your 100th post! That is awesome!

  6. November 12, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Congrats on your 100th post 🙂 I'm so glad you're having fun on your internship xxx

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