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Memories of Children's Books
Wed 31 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
A display of the Wandsworth collection of Early Children's Books, accompanied by a related discussion. We will discuss items in the collection, and also our memories of children's books, especially as material objects: their covers, their smells, their feel. Led by Ferelith Hordon (children's librarian, editor, prize judge, book group facilitator) and Shelley Trower (lecturer at University of Roehampton and project leader of Memories of Fiction: An Oral History of Readers' Life Stories).
Please have a think about a children's book you remember reading... Do you remember where you read it, and whether you were with someone or on your own? What do you remember about that book? We would also welcome any books if you'd like to bring one along. (If you can't make it to the event, we would welcome any comments on our blog, at www.memoriesoffiction.org)
This event is free, and refreshments will be available. All welcome!
(Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.)