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Burnt books: a walk through the flames of London’s history

decoration08 Sept. 2018

Twenty-first century London contains some of the finest libraries in the world, but what about the books that haven’t survived? In the company of Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd), you are invited to walk through the City’s streets and alleyways to hear tales of war, censorship and the occasional accident. The stories are rarely happy but they demonstrate just how dramatic and lively the history of books, and London, can be.

The walk will commence from the main gate of The Maughan Library at 11am and finish approximately 90 minutes later near Bank, St Paul’s and Mansion House underground stations. Please be ready for no breaks, and the uncertainties of English weather.

Images: The Maughan Library

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DATE
08 Sept. 2018
ADDRESS
Meeting point: The Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR (Tube: Chancery Lane; Holborn; Temple)
CITY
OPENING HOURS
11am - 12.30pm
ENTRY COST
CILIP members free, otherwise £5
ORGANIZED BY
CILIP
CONTACT
  • Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd)
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