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Just William & the Outlaws Just William & the Outlaws
15th November 2018
Bury born Richmal Crompton created a colourful anti-hero - this is our birthday tribute to her
Salle des Illustres Salle des Illustres
22nd October 2018
Inspiration from Edmund Dulac's Home Town of Toulouse
Before The Bell Jar Before The Bell Jar
11th October 2018
Sylvia's Plath's Own Annotated Proof Copy of The Bell Jar
Songs Inspired by Books Songs Inspired by Books
15th August 2018
How Shakespeare, Orwell & Steinbeck influence popular music
Arthur Rackham : Before He Was Famous Arthur Rackham : Before He Was Famous
12th May 2018
From Victorian novels to children's annuals here are some of Arthur Rackham's earliest book illustrations.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Peter Rabbit
14th March 2018
Peter Rabbit first editions - the publishing history and how to date them
'Queen Of Poetry': Muriel Spark's Schooldays 'Queen Of Poetry': Muriel Spark's Schooldays
4th October 2017
A set of Muriel Spark's school magazine show her poetic precocity.
Philip Larkin  : A Night with No Memory Philip Larkin : A Night with No Memory
23rd September 2017
Tom's pilgrimage to the University in Hull resulted in unearthing some treasures of Larkin poetry.
Henley's Literary Heroes: from Orwell to Aldin Henley's Literary Heroes: from Orwell to Aldin
31st March 2017
Visit England's theme for 2017 is literary heroes and to celebrate English Tourism week Henley's bookshops have decked their windows with books, paintings and manuscripts to celebrate the town's literary heroes.
The Bookseller from Hell The Bookseller from Hell
6th January 2017
Charging entry to a bookshop and being rude to customers - No not us!
Swallows and Amazons Swallows and Amazons
20th August 2016
With the launch of the recent film we felt motivated to have a brief look at the gestation and publication of the book.
From Book to Big Screen From Book to Big Screen
16th June 2016
Great books that inspired classic movies from Through the Looking Glass and The Railway Children to Dr. No and Brighton Rock