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Title:
Books, books, books : explore inside the greatest library on Earth
Author:
Manning, Mick, author, illustrator.
ISBN:
9781910959985
Publication Information:
London Otter-Barry Books, 2017.
Physical Description:
48 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Abstract:
A fascinating journey through literature from the first hand-made books to Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters and the Brothers Grimm - and including cookery, science and music. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint's coffin; a HUGE atlas that takes six people to lift it; a tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution; the original handwritten manuscript of Alice in Wonderland; books so rare and valuable they are kept in a bomb-proof store-room. The British Library is an amazing place! From man-eating monsters and brave knights to wicked witches, lost children, haunted moors, magical creatures and flying machines award-winning duo Mick and Brita bring to life the amazing and extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of the largest library in the world -- the British Library. Let's go inside.
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