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Milanese bancarelle
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The Milanese “bancarelle”

If you are a booklover, one of your first culture shocks on transferring to Milan from the UK, as I did more decades ago than I like to count, is discovering that the cosy second hand bookstore you used to find in any medium-sized British town…

Transcriptions: A dive into the ravine

Recently a client of ours commissioned the transcription of an old orphanage registry (1830-50). During the transcription due to the handwriting, we had difficulty deciphering the word: ‘liscivaia’. This is a predecessor of the term for…