And then my heart with pleasure fills…

Spring has sprung, and the daffodils here at Special Collections are out in full force! If you’re coming in or even just passing by, take a moment to enjoy them. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: ‘Winter is dead’. AA Milne, When We Were Very Young […]

‘The making of world literature in the 1920s and 1930s’ – don’t miss the last in the current Archives & Texts series!

Professor Daniel Göske, Christian Weiß (Universität Kassel), ‘Inside Narratives: What Archives Tell Us about the Making of World Literature in the 1920s and 1930s’ Marketing international modernism in the 1920s and 1930s was a complex business, not least because of different structures in the publishing world in the U.S., Britain and Europe. Daniel Göske and […]

Favourite Finds: Benjamin Britten, Herbert Read & the anarchists

Brian Ryder is one of our volunteers here at Special Collections. Brian’s history with Reading collections is a long one; he used to be one of our project cataloguers and is now working his way through the Routledge & Kegan Paul archive. On March 13th 1952 the composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) – on holiday in Austria […]

Happy #WorldBookDay from Special Collections!

It’s #WorldBookDay: a day to celebrate everything book and reading related, from authors to illustrators to publishers… Since 1995, the first Thursday in March has been celebrated as World Book Day, with school children across the UK being given book vouchers and many given the opportunity to go into school dressed as their favourite character […]