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British Library Live: Peter Rabbit, Pooh, Potter: A Tale of Children's Literature with Julia Eccleshare - 5 February

Battle Library

7 to 8.15pm

The people and the books that shaped a century of childhoods
Join us for a live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. Potter, Enid Blyton, J R R Tolkien, Roald Dahl; J.K. Rowling; the 20th century contains some of the titans of children's literature.

Go down the rabbit hole with writer and broadcaster Julia Eccleshare in this illustrated talk and re-live the last 100 years of children's literature through its milestone books, learning how their words and pictures shaped the authors that came after them.

Julia Eccleshare is a writer, broadcaster and lecturer, and the Guardian's children's books editor, as well as working here at the British Library as Head of PLR Policy and Engagement. Julia is a judge of the Branford Boase first novel prize and was a judge for the Whitbread Children's Book prize in 2001. She won the Eleanor Farjeon Award in 2000 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to children's books. In addition to numerous anthologies Julia's books include, Treasure Islands: The Woman's Hour Guide to Children's Reading (BBC Books, 1987), A Guide to the Harry Potter Novels (Continuum, 2002), Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers (National Portrait Gallery, 2002) and, with Nicholas Tucker, The Rough Guide to Teenage Books, (Rough Guides, October, 2003).

In association with The British Library

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