Propaganda bestsellers: the role of paperbacks in the Second World War

In anticipation of the 2015 London Rare Book School, this blog post by Dr Henry Irving examines the idea behind the Ministry of Information’s Official War Books series. What gives a book popular appeal? This question was raised repeatedly in the Ministry of Information’s Publications Division during 1941. The way that it was answered led to… Continue reading Propaganda bestsellers: the role of paperbacks in the Second World War

The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Ian Cooke, the British Library

In the run-up to #BloomsburyFest 2013, we are sharing a series of blog posts offering a sneak peak at this year’s line-up of performances, events, talks and workshops hosted by the School of Advanced Study. In this post we introduce Ian Cooke, who along with Sue Woods (BFI) will lead an exploration of public information… Continue reading The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Ian Cooke, the British Library