Newcastle University Library
Level 2, Philip Robinson Library
Curated by Brian Alderson, the display is designed to show some of the less usual books and manuscripts in his Collection and to relate many of them to Brian’s career as writer, translator, and editor. The Brothers Grimm rub shoulders with Charles Kingsley and a tribute is paid to the Northumbrian figures of Thomas Bewick illustrating Mother Goose’s Melody and Joseph Ritson with his Gammer Gurton’s Garland.
Brian Alderson is one of the pioneers of children's literature studies in Britain and a distinguished author, reviewer, translator and collector. The exhibition is to celebrate the gift of the Alderson Collection to Newcastle University and Seven Stories.