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Jun 01, 2014

We have made an effort to get up-to-date with general technological development recently. This has now culminated with a new site design which is "responsive", meaning that it adjusts itself more beautifully to any scren size including mobile units. We have also created a Facebook-page, which you can "Like" to keep in touch with new developments on jamesboswell.info. Please visit - and like - our...Read more

May 21, 2013

The 218th anniversary of the death of James Boswell was commemorated by a small ceremony at the Boswell mausoleum in Auchinleck Churchyard in the morning of May 19, 2013. Speakers included Dr. Gordon Turnbull (general editor of the Yale Boswell editions), James Knox (chairman of the Boswell Trust) and Jim Todd (Provost of East Ayrshire). The Boswell Mausoleum (right) is situated in the old...Read more

May 16, 2013

250 years ago today a living legend walked into a small bookshop near Covent Garden. That legend was (Dr.) Samuel Johnson - lexicographer, author, literary critic, wit, etc. In the shop was a young Scotsman, who had for a long time hoped to meet the great Johnson. That young man was James Boswell, the 22 year old son af a Scottish judge, who had reluctantly allowed the young son to go to London...Read more