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A Lilliputian Miscellany

Curated by Brian Alderson, the display is designed to show some of the less usual books and manuscripts in his Collection and to relate many of them to Brian's career as writer, translator, and editor.

Date/Time: 01 June 2017 09:00 - 31 August 2017 17:00

Venue: Philip Robinson Library

What a commingling will be seen as the Brothers Grimm rub shoulders with Charles Kingsley, or a tribute is paid to those Northumbrian figures of Thomas Bewick illustrating Mother Goose's Melody and Joseph Ritson with his Gammer Gurton's Garland. This free exhibition is accompanied by a free talk, ‘Every book has its own history: reflections of a collector of children’s books’ on 14th June, 5.30pm. This is part of the Looking at Children’s Books series, is a fascinating sequence of talks with Brian Alderson, a pioneer of children’s literature studies in Britain.