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Seven things that you might not know about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

09 February 2016

With the Library’s Alice in Wonderland exhibition now almost half way through its run I have been thinking about some of the surprising things that I have learnt about Carroll's famous story whilst working on the exhibition. I shared seven...

Don Quixote as Napoleon: propaganda in Spain’s war of independence, I.

09 February 2016

Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote (1605, 1615) has not only inspired later writers, artists and subsequently film-makers, but his characters have also been used for other purposes, notably in propaganda and advertising. The behaviour of Don Quixote himself, whether seen as...

Concerts, sports days and vegetable shows

09 February 2016

PhD students are invited to apply for a new placement which focuses on the British Library’s collections of First World War printed ephemera. This is an opportunity to examine an alternative perspective on what went on behind the lines on...

Growing up: business success stories

08 February 2016

Here are some of the inspiring stories of businesses who moved from start-up to growth stage with our help.

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