Celebrating the genius of Muriel Spark

The manuscript of one of Scotland’s most famous novels that was made into an Oscar-winning film has returned home to take pride of place in a free exhibition at the National Library of Scotland celebrating the life of Dame Muriel Spark.

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Historic Campbeltown film archive donated to National Library

The historic archive from Campbeltown Picture House – one of the first purpose built cinemas in Britain which opened in 1913 – is being donated to the safe keeping of the National Library of Scotland.

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Secret book revealing feud between Victorian explorers acquired by National Library of Scotland

A private edition of a book detailing a feud between two great Victorian explorers which was never intended to be made public has been acquired by the National Library of Scotland.

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Heartbreaking letter reveals last moments of the life of Robert Louis Stevenson

A heartbreaking letter from the widow of Robert Louis Stevenson detailing the last moments of the writer’s life has been acquired by the National Library of Scotland.

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