05 November 2011

Week 6: The British Library





(Just so you know whose heads those were.)


Shakespeare's first folio, Arthur Conan Doyle's unpublished manuscript, Jane Austen's writing desk, "Reader - I married him." in Charlotte Bronte's own handwriting, Yeats' singsong recitation of his poems, Mozart and Beethoven's notes creating another great symphony, Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" diary, Lewis Carroll's beautiful script, Leonardo da Vinci's scientific notes, Wordsworth's crossed-out creation of a poem, scribbled verses from The Beatles' songwriting, gorgeously elaborate religious texts, the Magna Carta, and clippings about the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots.
My happy place.

The British Library
October 2011
Canon 500D

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