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Rationing and the Red Guard: a very British perspective

28 July 2015

At the time of the October 1917 Russian Revolution there were thousands of European citizens, mostly British and French, living and working in Russia. Ranging from governesses and tutors to engineers, industrialists and their families, these men and women found...

Richard Burton - Masterchef?

28 July 2015

If you mention the name Richard Burton, most people will assume that you mean the mellifluous-voiced Welsh actor, a few might opt for the nineteenth century orientalist and explorer but you can be pretty sure that no-one will suggest Henry...

Coastal Memories

28 July 2015

A couple of weeks ago, Paul Nichols wrote about the sounds of Norfolk's Blakeley Point, where he works as a ranger for the National Trust. We now hear from fellow ranger Kate Martin, who is based in the formby area,...

Comprehensive, open and clear: explaining our Annual Report and Accounts

27 July 2015

The last year has been a momentous one for the British Library in all sorts of ways. From the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta to our 20 millionth reading room delivery, readers of this blog will know that we’ve passed...

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