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Gladfest interview: Joanna Cannon

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 17th July 2018 | 0 Comments

In the run-up to Gladfest 2018, we caught up with author Joanna Cannon to discuss her latest book Three Things About Elsie as well as her favourite reading memories and top tips for thriving in the world of publishing!



A Gladstone’s mystery: solved

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 06th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the above symbol is? We use it everywhere - on our website, on our social media, our merchandise, even our business cards – it has, in time, become the symbol for Gladstone’s Library. But what exactly is it a symbol for? Where does it come from and what does it mean?


Rev Malcolm MacColl and ‘the noblest man whom I ever knew’

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 05th July 2018 | 0 Comments

We, the team at Gladstone’s Library, often come across little things in the library and archives that offer intrigue; especially since some of us are still new here! The library is over 100 years old so there are bound to be secrets to explore! One such occasion, for me, was the inscription in the Theology Room (one of our Reading Rooms), and the declaration of ‘undying affection’ for our founder, William Ewart Gladstone...