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Special Collections Visiting Scholars - Lang and the Works of Tolkien

Sharin Schroeder spent two weeks in our reading room in July as part of the 2014 Visiting Scholarship Programme. In this fascinating blog post, she explains how studying our Andrew Lang collection helped her research into his influence on J. 793 more words

Rare Book Collection

Lallie Red Cap. Part One.

“Must you wear that?”
“This?” Lallie flipped glossy curls, a gesture that did not disturb her red cap, no bill. The simple half-circle displayed solidarity with a conservative viewpoint, a giveaway from a rally she attended to annoy her liberal parents. 963 more words

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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

Charles Dickens

Rapunzel

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.

General

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

Fantasy