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Illuming the Mystery of Edwin Drood?

Guest post by Karen Attar, Rare Books Librarian at Senate House Library.

Senate House Library often provides small displays to support conferences. The Library scans lists of forthcoming SAS conferences to offer displays, where timing fits and it has relevant holdings, and sometimes conference organisers approach the Library to request displays. 438 more words

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Most people know the story of Rapunzel, the beautiful princess locked n a tower and rescued by a prince who climbed up her long hair to reach and save her. 139 more words

Bits And Pieces

Intermediary: Books!

My copies of the complete Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books, Beowulf, and Arabian Nights have arrived – I haven’t decided which to start reading first.


The Arabian Nights Entertainments - by Andrew Lang

The stories contained in this “store house of ingenious fiction” initiate a pattern of literary reference and influence which today remains as powerful and intense as it was throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 83 more words


“He used statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts; for support rather than illumination.” – Andrew Lang

Every day she drove the cattle to pasture, and all the time she thought of nothing but her faithless bridegroom.  She was very devoted to a certain little calf in the herd, and made a great pet of it, feeding it out of her own hands.  

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Red Fairy Book

We all judge books by their covers, whether we realize it or not. If we didn’t, why else would cover art exist? I don’t know about you, but part of the appeal of books for me is their appearance. 241 more words