The Book
The Book

The Devon & Exeter Institution (founded 1813)




"Simpkins ushered him though an arthritic pair of double doors to reveal a two storey high galleried room, lined from floor to ceiling with multitudinous shades of brown leather books. It may not have been his beloved Duke Humfrey’s Library, but it came damn close. To one side was a row of brass handled file drawers holding, Nathaniel imagined, the keys to this array of treasures; and in the centre, a huge leather bound map table with rows of drawers beneath".


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