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The Secret Life of Books: Mrs Dalloway video icon

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The Secret Life of Books: Mrs Dalloway

University lecturer Alexandra Harris argues Mrs Dalloway is a book about madness that Virginia Woolf wrote so that she could remain sane.

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5 mins
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Island adventures

Hear about the children's books which inspired Swallows and Amazons.

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5 mins
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The real Swallows

See the draft of Swallows and Amazons and hear about the children’s characters. 

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5 mins
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Make a map

Go on an adventure with Swallows and Amazons as you make a map and set sail for Wild Cat Island.

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Walk with Laurie Lee

Go on an adventure with Cider with Rosie as you find out what happened next and go on a walk with Laurie Lee.

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Cider in bohemia

Take a closer look at the manuscript of Cider with Rosie.

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5 mins
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Swallows and Amazons

Find out about the real children and the books behind Swallows and Amazons.

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The real places that inspired Eliot

See George Eliot’s manuscript and the fictional names she gave to real places.

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5 mins
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Titles that sell

See the changes George Eliot made as she wrote The Mill on the Floss.

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5 mins
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Circulation wars

See the magazine where Confessions was first published.

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5 mins
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Making it into print

Follow Confessions from manuscript to magazine to book. 

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5 mins
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Recycled stories

Go on an adventure with The Mill on the Floss as you visit where George Eliot grew up and discover recycled stories.

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5 mins
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