The Piper newsletter archive

The Piper is the newsletter of the Friends published in the spring and autumn¬†each year. It is a wonderful record of the Library, its Collections and of the activities of the Friends. In order to make issues more widely accessible we are building this online archive of past issues. (Current issues will be made available … Continue reading

Letter from Arthur Conan Doyle, Creator of Sherlock Holmes, in City of Words

The Deadline news website has written a feature on the City of Words exhibition held in the Library in 2012, this time highlighting the display of a letter by former medical student and detective story writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read their report here

Items from Ian Rankin’s Student Days on Display in City of Words Literature Exhibition

STV have produced a report on the City of Words Exhibition, which displays items from Edinburgh crime writer and former University of Edinburgh student, Ian Rankin. STV says: A matriculation card and thesis proposal belonging to Ian Rankin will go on display as part of an exhibition to celebrate 250 years of literature at his … Continue reading

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