Treasures Of The British Library

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Fiona Bruce
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At the British Library Fiona Bruce revisits girlhood favourite Jane Eyre, uncovers a 400-year-old recipe and charts the impact of the Great Fire of London.
Hanif Kureishi
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Playwright Hanif Kureishi heads to the British Library to look at the work of PG Wodehouse and ER Braithwaite, before exploring its vast music collection.
Andrew Scott
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Actor Andrew Scott heads to the British Library where he uncovers sketches by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and a letter written by Oscar Wilde.
Nicola Benedetti
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Violinist Nicola Benedetti uncovers works from Elgar and Beethoven as she picks six treasures from within the British Library that have special meaning to her.
Jim Carter
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Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter visits the British Library to pick out six meaningful items, leading him to reflect on his early days at circus school.