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19 December 2011

Last minute Christmas ideas


Scot McKendrick & Kathleen Doyle, Royal Illuminated Manuscripts from King Athelstan to Henry VIII: £10

With Christmas under a week away, you might be interested in these Royal-related gifts available exclusively from the British Library shop. There are presents for everyone aged from 5 to 105, including jewellery and scarves, books and prints, teapots, and cuddly toys.L_ISBN_5051876135575[1]

Teapot -- Royal Beasts: £64.95

Impress your loved ones with the range of "Royal Beasts" earthenware designed specially by Emma Bridgewater, inspired by our exhibition Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination. Children of all ages will adore this cuddly lion, the King of Beasts.


Toy lion: £8.99

The British Library shop stocks Royal-related badges, bags, bookmarks, brooches, earrings, mugs, necklaces, notebooks, scarves, ties ... the list could go on and on. Gifts range from £3 (badges and magnets) to £395 (the fascsimile of King Henry VIII's sumptuous choirbook, Royal 11 E XI).

Gifts are available online or in person from the British Library near St Pancras International Station in London (open until 18.00 on Thursday, 22 December, reopening on Wednesday, 28 December).

Mug -- God creates heaven and earth: £10


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