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Tales of Wonder and timeless tales of horror...

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 18th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The month of Halloween is in full flow; the nights draw closer, the mornings mistier, and that black cat at the end of the street grows ever more ominous each time you pass. So, as every fancy dress lover’s favourite day of the year looms over us like a pumpkin-shaped apparition, there has never been a more appropriate time to look into the spookier side of our collections here at Gladstone’s Library…


    Benjamin Disraeli: Gladstone’s political nemesis

    by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 03rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

    Benjamin Disraeli, statesman of the conservative party, novelist, twice-serving Prime Minister and, of course, William Gladstone’s political foe.


      Edrychiad i fewn yr gasgliad Cymraeg / Looking into our Welsh collection

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 25th September 2018 | 0 Comments

      Although not Welsh himself, in 1894 William Ewart Gladstone decided to found his library across the Welsh border for good reason. The beautiful, remote countryside of Hawarden village, as well as nearby historic areas such as Ruthin and Mold, are steeped in culture and Welsh heritage. With an abundance of hills, forests and, of course, castles, as well as the mountain range of Snowdonia, Gladstone envisaged that rather than the congested streets of London, Liverpool or Manchester, North Wales would serve as the perfectly serene backdrop for his incredible legacy as well as provide the necessary air of tranquillity for study and contemplation.





        The Gladfest team reveal their unmissable festival events!

        by Amy Sumner | Friday, 31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

        We’ve had feedback in the past that GladLib guests really trust and rely upon the recommendations of our team – year on year people book festival tickets and accommodation before line ups have even been revealed!



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