The Children’s Books History Society

Invites you to celebrate the society’s 50th Anniversary and to enjoy a study day on Families in Children’s Literature

At: The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

On: Saturday 16th November, 2019 from 10.00am – 5.00 pm.

The Children’s Books History Society was co-founded by Brian Alderson, recipient of a honorary doctorate from Newcastle University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of children’s literature. The Society exists to promote an appreciation of children’s books in their literary, historical and bibliographical aspects, and further to encourage a distribution and exchange of information on children’s literature. Now in its 50th year, the Society invites you to join celebrations and talks on families in children’s literature. Speakers and topics include: 

Jane Cooper Happy Families? What does go on in Mrs Molesworth’s children’s books

Elizabeth Galvin The Extraordinary Life of E. Nesbit

Dame Jacqueline Wilson Missing Mothers

Nicholas Tucker Attempting to protect family values through nursery rhymes

Anne Harvey & Ann Thwaite In conversation about the remarkable novels of M.E. Atkinson

Further details of the study day and a copy of the application form can be found here. Learn more about the Society on the Society website.

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