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The Genesis of Mr. Toad: A Short Publication History of The Wind In The Willows The Genesis of Mr. Toad: A Short Publication History of The Wind In The Willows
2nd August 2022
The publication history of one of the greatest classics of children's literature, born on the banks of the River Thames in the bedroom of a small "Mouse".
Frank Hurley's 'South' Frank Hurley's 'South'
28th January 2022
The legendary film of Shackleton’s famous expedition, digitally remastered for the centenary of his death.
Tour The Bookshop On Your Screen Tour The Bookshop On Your Screen
11th March 2021
Browse our shelves with this virtual tour of our rare books.
The "Other" Florence Harrison The "Other" Florence Harrison
8th February 2021
Emma Florence Harrison not Florence Harrison the book illustrator
Picturing Enid Blyton Picturing Enid Blyton
14th January 2021
From Moonface and Silky to the Famous Five and the illustrators who brought them to life.
Advent Calendar of Illustration 2020 Advent Calendar of Illustration 2020
22nd December 2020
A festive or wintry scene for each day of advent
Depicting Jeeves and Wooster Depicting Jeeves and Wooster
9th August 2020
P.G. Wodehouse first editions clothed in fabulous pictorial dustwrappers
Evelyn Waugh Reviews
 Nancy Mitford Evelyn Waugh Reviews
Nancy Mitford
26th July 2020
Miss Mitford, "who can write but cannot think."
The Envelope Booklets of T.N. Foulis The Envelope Booklets of T.N. Foulis
11th July 2020
A peep at some of the delightful little gift books produced by T.N. Foulis in the early part of the 20th century.
"To Die Like English Gentlemen" "To Die Like English Gentlemen"
25th March 2020
A look at the fascinating relationship between J. M. Barrie and Robert Scott, and what connects Peter Pan and the Antarctic.
Kay Nielsen's Fantasy World Kay Nielsen's Fantasy World
12th March 2020
Kay Nielsen's romantic illustrations, full of fine drawing and tremendous energy
A Brief Look at Woodcut Illustration A Brief Look at Woodcut Illustration
4th March 2020
A recent tweet of a Clifford Webb woodcut encouraged us to look again at this deceptively simple artform.