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  Victorian Scrapbooks 05 December 2003  
If you sometimes feel yourself falling victim to 'information overload' and you long to keep hold of some of those brilliant ideas or wise words we've got the solution - a Commonplace Book.

It's a diary of thoughts, feelings and interests, reflected in the words of others that have struck a chord with you and that you then copy out to inspire you. This 'undercover' literary tradition has had a mixed fortune over the centuries but is experiencing something of a rebirth.
We sent our reporter Victoria Shepherd to find out more. She spoke to Chris Fletcher, Curator of Manuscripts at the British Library in London, and novelist Josie Barnard.

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