Warning: book love overload up ahead. Last year in London I attended this exhibition at the British Library called “Writing Britain: From Wastelands to Wonderlands.” The exhibition displayed the handwritten notebooks, annotated books, and first editions of a wide array of British writers and novelists stretching back to Shakespeare. Needless to say, it was one of the best exhibits I’ve ever seen. The exhibition encompassed authors and writers as varied as Tolkien, Thomas Hardy, Wordsworth, Austen, Rowling, even John Lennon.
My head was spinning. Every part of the exhibit left me in awe.
Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd above and below
Jane Austen, Persuasion
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
It was amazing.