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Read a typescript first draft of Hanif Kureishi's screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette, a ground-breaking explora… https://t.co/KbnG7aNZVu
2/17
2020
A story of secret love letters for #ValentinesDay. Secrecy was vital for Lord Granville’s correspondence with his… https://t.co/UuMUo40MO1
Retweeted by The British LibraryThe Treasures Gallery at St Pancras will be closing at 16.30 on Monday 17 February, so we can make some changes to the items on display.Forget catching their eye... (Shelfmark Stowe 955) https://t.co/DdsXF1VlKx @FC_ENGandCWR Interesting pairing. How do you think they might meet? @zeetung Well, why not!Romeo and Juliet, wildly in love, but were they really well-matched? Which famous figures from literature would y… https://t.co/QxG3di7HMqWho was St Valentine and how did he become associated with lovers? https://t.co/A5eg6rOxoH https://t.co/fEYwF38NRp
Retweeted by The British LibraryDear followers, we love you! 💕 Here are some of our favourite #ValentinesDay blog posts from over the years, becaus… https://t.co/2iGoWWnfMv
Retweeted by The British Library @BridgemanLaura On 28 February we welcome @mcashmanCBE in conversation with @IanMcKellen to mark the publication of… https://t.co/JYL7YnbKq5
2/14
2020
Choose your own adventure with this month’s podcast. Meet young writers powering up their imaginations at… https://t.co/Os5SHa4Lxx @BridgemanLaura This recording from our Oral History collection, captured at London Pride in 1985, gives an insight… https://t.co/2DY01AdmEA
2/13
2020
@BridgemanLaura In her article ‘Bisexuals in print’, Jen Yockney MBE explores the @britishlibrary collection and di… https://t.co/7c8vLsycKv
2/12
2020
@BridgemanLaura Have you visited Marvellous and Mischievous yet? Our free, family-friendly exhibition brings togeth… https://t.co/gfc73X0PMB
2/11
2020
@BridgemanLaura This conversation between transgender activists on two newspaper articles from our collection highl… https://t.co/n869WUx4Ij
2/10
2020
You can also hear some of Andrea Levy’s Authors’ Lives interview, held @BL_OralHistory, on @BBCRadio4 tomorrow, 8 F… https://t.co/xIRAVvNfb1Our Notes and Queeries events series continues on 21 February with writer @BridgemanLaura exploring their relations… https://t.co/otX83HF2qL"There's always something new to get involved in." Meet @BritishLibrary apprentice Alice, who's enjoying a varied… https://t.co/eRFbMyF7X9
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2/7
2020
Due to essential maintenance, users of the library’s online resources, such as the website and main catalogue, will… https://t.co/mAlsHZwSljTo celebrate the acquisition, items from the archive will be on display in the British Library's free, permanent Tr… https://t.co/AfmwmHNxCWThe complete archive of novelist Andrea Levy (1956-2019) has been acquired by the British Library, including workin… https://t.co/C3FX26VzvVOur LGBTQ+ stories website features a detailed timeline of LGBTQ communities and key dates in the UK from the 1500s… https://t.co/kQXZsRAf8nTo celebrate @LGBTHM and all the LGBTQ+ stories in our collection, our LGBTQ+ staff network will be tweeting from… https://t.co/JSsgUJ1EgJ
2/6
2020
‘An interstellar revolution like no other.’ In our latest podcast, the designer, futurist and filmmaker @anabjainhttps://t.co/r3iKfEsMZP
1/30
2020
Due to essential maintenance work there may be some intermittent interruptions to our online resources, including t… https://t.co/RYYWmFsCiZ
1/27
2020
@AndyIvesUK @itsmayface @AngryTheInch @TheMERL @qikipedia @OrkneyLibrary Why thank you very much.We wish to all our readers, followers and friends a happy #ChineseNewYear2020 #LunarNewYear #ChineseNewYear 新年快乐🎉 https://t.co/ZB3eoU4LaA
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1/24
2020
Over 2,000 newly-digitised, never-seen-before images have been released by @HistoricEngland as part of their new… https://t.co/0yWLXMnbcB
1/23
2020
The only known surviving handwritten copy of George Eliot’s Middlemarch has now arrived in Nuneaton in Warwickshire… https://t.co/BQsd7tFTcl
1/22
2020
Libraries should be first stop for start-ups – @britishlibrary Board member Delroy Beverley writes for… https://t.co/0r8fB3HMJF
1/21
2020
‘I cannot see how fast it goes, But well my inward spirit knows The wasting power of time.’ Anne Brontë was born… https://t.co/rGXS5VjCDe
1/17
2020
Come inside and see all these (and more) for yourself https://t.co/FnPtEzGFdo Image shelfmark: Or.8210/P.2Our #BLTreasures Gallery is open again! Look out for: - Leonardo da Vinci's stage designs - A new Printing case in… https://t.co/JNsJB3V5WRWhy are authors including Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell writing books that no-one will read until 2114? Step… https://t.co/YBkMEpaKHl
1/16
2020
Glad tidings: this work has been postponed and our online resources will be available as normal. Happy browsing! https://t.co/fiVxdFtQWdDue to essential maintenance work there may be some intermittent interruptions to our online resources, including t… https://t.co/RnR4lYNeC8
1/14
2020
The @britishlibrary shop is an exhibition in itself! Love this beautiful selection of Wizard of Oz & Alice merchand… https://t.co/D5irwClRAs
Retweeted by The British Library @Hstry_with_Cats Superb. @3LionsPodcast Hello! The best people to speak to about this can be reached via radio@bl.ukThe Treasures Gallery will be closed from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 January so we can spruce it up a bit and refres… https://t.co/W0rCjWeRkb
1/10
2020
We love an old train map, especially on the anniversary of the first Tube journey. This board game from 1909 is bas… https://t.co/pG4r0Us4Qm
1/9
2020
Like books? Like laughing? Then the Chortle Comedy Book Festival is for you. Join Adam Kay, Jenny Eclair, Katy Bran… https://t.co/3nBcjnDFWw
1/8
2020
Happy Christmas to Orthodox Christians celebrating today. Orthodox Christians follow the Julian calendar, created b… https://t.co/FWmGkPlrdV
1/7
2020
Joan of Arc was born #otd in 1412. This illustration of her at the Fortress of Tournelles is from Henry Tyrrell’s 1… https://t.co/ISyHGASgGw
1/6
2020
Who were the Nine Worthy Women? Nine queens and female leaders associated with military prowess who were added to l… https://t.co/6Qiet9G2iO
1/3
2020
Learn something new this year by listening to our podcast. From forbidden tomes to libraries of people; hidden, hau… https://t.co/plRpB69FuYThe new year feels like a good time to learn more about the Buddhist principles of kamma (Pail) karma (Sanskrit). L… https://t.co/lNU0PR2VCk
1/2
2019
We’re welcoming in the 2020s this #NewYearsEve like it’s the 1920s ✨ How are you celebrating? (Shelfmark HS.74/106… https://t.co/IAEURnKACpWe’re welcoming in the 2020s this #NewYearsEve like it’s the 1920s ✨ How are you celebrating? (Shelfmark HS.74/1… https://t.co/xVNPQj5L3V
12/31
2019
@welovefolklore Thank you very much, from all of us.* Opening times: https://t.co/3ceODSkQ1I * The British Library at St Pancras will be closing at 5pm on Tuesday 31… https://t.co/RwoZnFhIy2Congratulations to Isabel Oswell, Head of Business Audiences, who was awarded BEM in the 2020 New Year Honours:… https://t.co/RDJ8ZGshpmWe’re in very good company here - Best art exhibitions in London 2020 as rounded up by @thestandardarts https://t.co/R6xPQEqyhIWe’re looking forward to a new year achieving the impossible. If your impossible list includes keeping children ent… https://t.co/zI5eb21tHeThe Reading Rooms are open as normal today so you can get right back to that PhD/writing your novel/discovering a n… https://t.co/pjSryJ72bK
12/30
2019
Unicorns are real! This beautiful card from 1834 depicts Mononceros, Canis minor. It was hand-coloured and pierced… https://t.co/DutccnFI5A
12/29
2019
Who is illustrator Nick Sharratt’s favourite rebel? You can see Nick’s original illustration of Tracy Beaker in ou… https://t.co/70GR9DS2O8Game of El Juego Real de Cupido (The Royal Game of Cupid) anyone? Find out the rules to see if you can make it to t… https://t.co/MPbDtRlUSs
12/28
2019
A reminder of the consequences of eating sweet treats for every meal over the festive break…. D is for medieval den… https://t.co/pYpj2xJYiaDid you know Prince Albert was a passionate musician who composed many pieces of music including ‘Te Deum’, written… https://t.co/weoGNJZSOg
12/27
2019
Festive details… A little robin in the Sherborne Missal circa 1399-1407. Shelfmark Add. 74236 https://t.co/bFJna0lL1gFrom tricking cockerels and stealing from pedlars, Renard the Fox was a crafty fellow. Read about his antics in thi… https://t.co/5gLUxcpRfe
12/26
2019
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday 🌟 Shelfmark G.7394 https://t.co/kpT9bBeAmf
12/25
2019
Detail from Psalter of Robert de Lisle; fourth scene, Adoration of the Magi. Originally published/produced in Engla… https://t.co/CvJyYOihcPTitle page detail, Christmas Eve - People walking through a tree-lined avenue in the snow, by Cecil Aldin, 1910. S… https://t.co/Yr8GbdnGGh
12/24
2019
‘Wisdom does not alter the world; it lets the sage transcend the world.’ - Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano, abbot of Metta Fo… https://t.co/Jqe6zqLob4December was a good month for Jane Austen. Not only was it her birthday, but two of her novels, Emma and Northanger… https://t.co/PY89yTFMgZ
12/23
2019
This watercolour circa 1573-5 by Flemish exile Lucas de Heere is one of the oldest depictions of Stonehenge in exis… https://t.co/4UHatdAKfKToday is the #WinterSolstice, the shortest day of the year. Also known as Midwinter and by several other names acro… https://t.co/FRZusHvBtiHappy #Hanukkah! The Jewish festival of lights starts tonight. A new candle is lit each day, as this image from a 1… https://t.co/Ga4egjkfh0
12/22
2019
How did a joke by ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ writer Washington Irving lead us to Santa Clau… https://t.co/F6p8WNPWcP
12/21
2019
Us for the next week... Shelfmark Z.C.9.d.560 https://t.co/y8J0foj7vSThe final image to caption is this wonder. https://t.co/WhmjvSIuk3 @LMuttl Excellent!Let's try this one for size, caption this. Also contains a person in an unlikely container. We promise it's an ac… https://t.co/TymyRpO8GKIf you'd like to see that last image in the flesh it is Shelfmark C.64.g.7 @AidenTyler Clear Christmas cracker joke influence there, good work.We will start with a game of 'caption this'. Tell us, what's happening here. https://t.co/SRXZxLGrkH @BtfdLibrary Well, since it is almost Christmas we might have time for both.Would you rather, play a quick game of ‘caption this’ – we provide the pictures, you provide the amusing captions (… https://t.co/5eoekpGA4oIf the Christmas carols get too much... https://t.co/bT1siI1v4BThe British Library is closed from 24-27 December with seasonal closures 28 December - 1 January. Find out more:… https://t.co/ITvzytRBmLLooking for something to distract the little ones with over the holidays? Let Lauren Child author of Clarice Bean a… https://t.co/Qu0rJtuVuC @MaireadACarroll @siobhanclaude_ It is a think of pure, surreal joy.Getting to the office after a round of especially festive drinks…. I’m FINE. https://t.co/Er3CeLuKWJA beautiful exhibition on Buddhism @britishlibrary https://t.co/tK9QUub42X
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12/20
2019
For those interested in the spookier characters of A Christmas Carol (published #otd 1843), Professor John Mullan r… https://t.co/JW7n8Xn4EC @zebi___ Hello, hopefully you will find some of what you are looking for here: https://t.co/WJbUj0w7Nk‘He was writing in the way that I speak. He was talking about country roads that I know….it was me.' Find out whic… https://t.co/Ef6b1Ro298📢Alert!📢 It's official- we have now published 300 #Ethiopian manuscripts online! To celebrate, check out this 18th… https://t.co/LKrQCb8M1N
Retweeted by The British Library @TMarschler @BLMedieval Everyone rushing to finish work before the holidays.Four-headed spotted cat? ☑ Wings, on everyone? ☑ Fancy handwriting? ☑ It can only be a medieval manuscript. https://t.co/Qsl31wfU8Q @BLMedieval This is very cool.See more from Charles Dickens in our #family-friendly exhibition, Marvellous and Mischievous:… https://t.co/7QP0X7G0oz @BLSoundHeritage @AWATEMUSIC @thelastskeptik @KidWondR @BL_Learning @soundarchive @BL_WorldTrad Sounds delicious!#Otd 1843 A Christmas Carol in prose. Being a Ghost-story of Christmas by Charles Dickens was first published in En… https://t.co/OkdYJmTn4C @picturephoto @BL_Digitisation We hope you have no other plans for the rest of your life.
12/19
2019
Our free, family-friendly exhibition, Marvellous and Mischievous brings together spirited children from the outrigh… https://t.co/pVXW7fYaAXPlug yourself in and forget about the end of year panic with our #AnythingButSilent podcast: https://t.co/3umtPWOd4G https://t.co/ryQFUuMmVf @DaveShootsBooks Pictures please!
12/18
2019

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