What a superb book for young readers - eye catching and chock full of gems from the British Library!! Everything children have ever known from The Canterbury Tales to the Brothers Grimm to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is artfully examined and displayed. Parents will find themselves as enthralled as their young ones by not only the books themselves but the glorious illustrations by Brita Granstrom. Also included is a helpful glossary.
Imagine if you will a tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution or an atlas so large that it takes six people to lift it. You'll also find a handmade gospel secreted in a saints coffin, Shakespearean folios of such import that they are kept in a bombproof storeroom and a great deal more.
Many have called the British Library the greatest library in the world and once you have enjoyed the one of a kind BooksBooksBooks you may well agree.