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I really enjoyed this. Like many others, I have never thought much about all the amazing objects that are not in the glass cases with the descriptive cards and this beautifully written and produced book redresses the balance. Molly Oldfield gives us a personal tour through some of the best of these treasures. What really stands out is the variety of the museums - and the objects themselves - both in terms of geography and in the way they span the humanities and the sciences. Finding such a range of objects so fascinating is flattering to a reader's sense of themselves as quite the polymath - when in fact, it really comes down to the author's concise, informative and entertaining style and the breadth of her understanding of the value of this hidden inheritance. Thankyou so much for this brilliant book.