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Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf (1919)

Kew Gardens, originally written in 1917 and published by Virginia Woolf and her husband in 1919, is a short prose piece in which the lives of men and women, passing by a botanic garden bed in London, are explored. Comprising just 14 pages, the Library’s copy is the second edition, with accompanying woodcuts by artist, […]

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Mapping an Exhibition: Have Book, Will Travel

From America, England, Europe and even Antarctica, many of the books held in Special Collections have travelled far and wide to get here. This exhibition showcases just how far some of these books have come, based on the inscriptions and bookplates found inside their covers. Why Map    The initial idea for mapping the provenance […]

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