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Our Blog - literature

Virtual Book Club XI

02 April 2016
Literature, Personal Accounts

In time for World Autism Awareness Week 2016, this month one of our Front of House volunteers reviews "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida, which is available to read in our permanent museum.

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Virtual Book Club X (Part 2)

14 December 2015
History, Literature, Personal Accounts

This month one of our collection volunteers looks at the life of English pianist and composer, John Ogdon, in "Piano Man: A Life of John Ogdon" by Charles Beauclerk. Part two of two.

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Virtual Book Club X (Part 1)

11 December 2015
History, Literature, Personal Accounts

This month one of our collection volunteers looks at the life of English pianist and composer, John Ogdon, in "Piano Man: A Life of John Ogdon" by Charles Beauclerk. Part one of two.

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Virtual Book Club IX

28 November 2014
History, Literature

Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us: its canvas is as wide as humanity.

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Virtual Book Club VIII

13 October 2014
Literature

This month's book club explores Sylvia Plath's fictionalised autobiography, 'The Bell Jar'.

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Virtual Book Club VII

27 August 2014
Literature

Catch up on this month’s book club review, The Shock of the Fall.

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Virtual Book Club VI

14 July 2014
Literature

Thanks to Education and Outreach Officer, Caroline Smith, for this month's reviews of 'The Quickening Maze' by Adam Foulds.

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Virtual Book Club V

11 June 2014
Literature

Thanks to our Development Officer, Sarah Chaney, for this month's book review of Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs Dalloway'. 

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Virtual Book Club IV

14 May 2014
Literature

This month's book review is 'Faces in the Water' (1961) by Janet Frame, as reviewed by our volunteer, Kirsten Tambling.

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We Are Not Amused IV

24 April 2014
History, Literature, Collection

Dr Nick Hervey examines the historic role of the police in royal protection in the fourth in a series of twelve guest posts.

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The Advertisement Archive VIII

21 April 2014
History, Literature

Stray advertisements from the Journal of Mental Science.

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Virtual Book Club III

15 April 2014
Literature

This month's book is the graphic novel, 'Side Effects' by Andre Voyce, which has been reviewed by our volunteer, Harry.

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Virtual Book Club II

24 March 2014
History, Literature

​Forbidden Obsession: Asylum by Patrick McGrath.

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Valentine’s Day at Bethlem

14 February 2014
History, Literature, Personal Accounts

Find out more about Valentine's Day at Bethlem.

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Virtual Book Club I

11 February 2014
Literature

There’s no doubt about it - abandoned asylum buildings can be haunting, ominous places.  Read more about James Scudamore's 'Wreaking'.

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