If you live in London you could be forgiven for thinking that the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics were the only big events happening this summer. But lovers of literature haven't been forgotten: for the next four months the British Library is staging a spectacular exhibition that showcases treasures from the nation's English language heritage. And what an exhibition it is!
I was recently invited to go on an exclusive curator-led tour of Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands and more than a week later I'm still mulling it over.
There are so many incredible items on display that I came away feeling totally overwhelmed. I'm not sure what impressed me most — that there were so many books and manuscripts on display, some of which have never been seen by the public before, or that it was so cleverly arranged in themes, rather than chronology. Its breadth and scope, which covers everything from William Shakespeare to JK Rowling — and everything in between — is equally breath-taking.�
I am not a writer yet,but I enjoy reading and envy those who write well..