Literature events at the British Library

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Censored
Talks and Discussions

CENSORED: Inside the Lord Chamberlain's Office

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Talks and Discussions

Great Books of China: Frances Wood

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Talks and Discussions

Lifting the Curtain: Theatre and Censorship

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Credit Old Ideas
Talks and Discussions

Leonard Cohen: The Flame

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James Berry photographed by Fay Godwin
Conference

James Berry Memorial Conference

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James Berry © The Argus
Poetry

Only One Of Me: Remembering James Berry

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1865 watercolour of the Strangers’ Room, Bell Rock Lighthouse, reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland
Talks and Discussions

Seashaken Houses: Lighthouses in Literature with Tom Nancollas

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Cover image Patriot of Traitor The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh
Talks and Discussions

Sir Walter Ralegh: Adventurer, Poet, Writer

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Michael Rosen  Credit Goldsmiths University of London
Talks and Discussions

Reading and Rebellion

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Benjamin Bagby credit Claire Breay
Performance

Beowulf – The Epic in Performance

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credit Charlotte Maxwell
Talks and Discussions

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Somali Week Festival Launch

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Lahore
Talks and Discussions

Lahore Literary Festival 2018

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Sylvia Plath credit Rollie McKenna
Talks and Discussions

Triple-Threat Woman: The Letters of Sylvia Plath

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The Jolly Beggars
Performance

Robert Burns's The Jolly Beggars

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Villa Dioti
Talks and Discussions

A Night at the Villa Diodati and the Birth of Frankenstein

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Peake Under the Covers
Talks and Discussions

Peake Under the Covers: The Master of Gormenghast

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Michael Symmons Roberts c Martin Bence
Talks and Discussions

Peace Poetry: Gillian Clarke, Sabrina Mahfouz and Michael Symmons Roberts

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Jekyll and Hyde
Talks and Discussions

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: The Story

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Adonis: Translation, a Second Act of Creation?
Talks and Discussions

Adonis: Translation, a Second Act of Creation

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Painting of Tolkien's Gondolin
Talks and Discussions

Tolkien's World

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Henry Chettle: Henry Chettle, The Tragedy of Hoffman (1601; Q 1631)
Talks and Discussions

The Panizzi Lectures 2018 – The Rhetoric of the Page: Reading Blank Space

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Talks and Discussions

Literature Matters: Writing and Frankness

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Beowulf, photo by Mark Vessey, illustration by Sarah Ferrari
Performance

Beowulf

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Beowulf, photo by Mark Vessey, illustration by Sarah Ferrari
Performance

Beowulf

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Cartoon Scat Cat
Talks and Discussions

Cartoon Cats: Gilbert Shelton and Posy Simmonds

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Classics
Talks and Discussions

What Makes A Classic?

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et cetera
Talks and Discussions

The Panizzi Lectures 2018 – The Rhetoric of the Page: Reading &c

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Cheshire cat
Special Event

Cats Book Club: The Cheshire Cat

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Ian Rankin
Talks and Discussions

Ian Rankin: Criminal Minds

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Mog
Talks and Discussions

Judith Kerr in Conversation

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So &c: Sir John Davies, Orchestra (1596) in Nosce Teipsum (1622) STC 6359, L3r
Talks and Discussions

The Panizzi Lectures 2018 – The Rhetoric of the Page: Reading *

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Talks and Discussions

Come to the Cabaret: Poetry and Prose from Switzerland

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Talks and Discussions

The Wit and Wisdom of P G Wodehouse

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Bettany Hughes
Talks and Discussions

Istanbul with Bettany Hughes

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Dame lee Wiggins
Talks and Discussions

Cats on the Page Curator Talk

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Poetry pamphlets
Talks and Discussions

Poetry Pamphlets Celebration

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Mog
Special Event

Cats Book Club: Children's Picture Books

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