Roll up, roll up, be amazed and astonished, magic to astound, entertainments to delight, all the fun of the Victorian music hall and stage.
One hundred and fifty years ago, a book was published which was to become part of the cultural consciousness. A book that few of us can recall the details, but all know the overall story.
A curious collection of paintings based on the concept of the Victorian "cabinet of curiosity" has been erected in the courtyard of the British Museum.
Animal Tales, a new exhibition in the British Library, asks why animals have come to play such an important role in literature for adults and children alike.
The first thing you'll learn when visiting the British Library's new Magna Carta exhibition is that the image of a bearded medieval person in armour that dominates the adverts you have seen, is not of King John.
Oh, God! Oh, Jesus Christ! Sergeant Howie's terror stricken voice, interspersed with screams from the Bride of Frankenstein is the soundtrack that greets visitors to the British Library at the moment.
Should a library be included in the museum meals I wondered as I pondered where to stop for a short snack while in the area.
A modest but thought provoking exhibition has opened at the British Library that looks at the letters sent and propaganda printed during World War One.
The comic -- a form of story telling that is often presented in print form with exaggerated graphics. At once it can be religious, educational, subversive, childlike, or exceptionally adult in tone.
If you like graphics or science, or graphics combined with science, then get along to the British Library as they have combined the two into an exhibition.
Next year marks the 300th anniversary of the last successful invasion of the UK by the Germans, as the Elector of Hanover, George took the British Throne as the only suitable Protestant monarch available.
While we are told that the written word should in of itself fire up the imagination, children's books still tend to come with some sort of illustration in them to assist the young reader -- and many of those illustrations go onto become classics in their own right.
A new exhibition has opened at the British Library that looks at the art and effect of Propaganda as perpetuated by governments across the world. We all know what propaganda is though - don't we?
A slightly quirky display about the crime novel genre has been opened at the British Library with a total of 26 vignettes on display - one per letter of the alphabet.
Behind the brick edifice of the British Library is a large plot of still derelict land which will shortly be turned over to builders for the construction of a medical research centre (with public areas!) but as usual with any…
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