'The Tales of Peter Rabbit', 1902, Beatrix Potter
Dolly edition unlimited on display in 'Animal Tales' at the British Library © Karen Bleitz
'The History of the Red Breast Family', 1793, Sarah Trimmer
Stories about animals are sometimes far more appealing than those about humans, though many of the most famous ones – Ted Hughes's 'Crow', Aesop's Fables – are really about the way we interact. This exhibition looks at the history of animals in storytelling, from ancient cave paintings to cat memes. A family trail and children's reading area will keep younger visitors busy.
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