What do you think of the exhibitions?

If you’ve seen Girls and Boys in Storyland at Exeter Central Library or the University Research Commons, then we hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the exhibits. Please let us know what you think by filling in a feedback form, or by posting a comment  here on the blog. Your feedback is crucial for helping us to prove that Exeter wants more exhibitions and events like this. Continue reading

Mrs Arthur Gaskin and The Travellers

Title page from The Travellers (circa 1898)

And when we reach the ocean blue we mean to buy a boat. It must be large enough for six and guaranteed to float.

The image at the top of the blog, and our profile picture, are taken from The Travellers and Other Stories in the Devon Collection of Children’s Books at Central Library. The book was written and illustrated by Georgie Evelyn Cave Gaskin (1866-1934), whose pen name was ‘Mrs Arthur Gaskin’. Though the edition isn’t dated, it was probably published around 1898. Georgie Gaskin was most well known as a jeweller, but The Travellers is a beautiful example of her illustration work. Continue reading