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Links I Love

What I’m currently reading this weekend. Mary Beard’s SPQR A History of Ancient Rome. It’s a fascinating read on Rome and how it became a powerful city.

How This Woman and Her Horse Made a Man’s Final Months Full of Life https://www.rd.com/article/copper-the-horse/

How to Solve the New York Times Crossword Puzzle https://www.nytimes.com/guides/crosswords/how-to-solve-a-crossword-puzzle

Just for fun: Daily Mini Crossword puzzle https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/mini

Fun Fact: M&Ms : As in Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie, the two businessmen who created the candy-coated chocolates M&Ms. The two men had a very contentious relationship, as Mars leveraged Murrie out of his 20 percent share in the company in 1949—years before M&Ms would become the best-selling candy in the U.S., paying him just $1 million for a share of business that would quickly be worth billions.

FYI : Digitizing Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts University of Oxford https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-impact/digitising-jane-austens-fiction-manuscripts