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Philip Robinson Library

A Lilliputian Miscellany Poster

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. 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.

Brian Alderson is one of the pioneers of children's literature studies in Britain and a distinguished author, reviewer, translator and collector. To find out more about Brian Alderson, click here.

The exhibition is to celebrate the gift of the Alderson Collection to Newcastle University and Seven Stories.

Level 2, Philip Robinson Library, Newcastle University

June - August 2017






Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

Little Treasures Exhibition Poster

Little Treasures

Little Treasures presents a treasure trove of unique items from Newcastle University’s Special Collections archive and rare book holdings. Uncover the stories and the people hidden behind these intriguing and unusual items.

The exhibition is inspired by our Special Collections team’s Treasure of the Month online feature and our Education Outreach Team’s Amazing Archives web resource.

Ground Floor, Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms, Newcastle University

March - July 2017










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