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Oh joy! Oh rapture! The Library in Penzance!

Thank you for that- normal service will return at the Morrab as soon as possible!

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Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch, but surely Gilbert & Sullivan would have had their pirates sing about the Morrab , an independent library situated in Penzance’s Morrab Gardens if they could have fit it in.

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The Morrab sounds like an ideal location for a Victorian operetta penned by the famous duo. Even the name seems apt. Morrab is derived from the Cornish words “mor,” meaning sea, and “app” meaning shore or coastal land.

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Set amidst beautiful gardens overlooking the sea, The Morrab is the sixth largest independent library in the United Kingdom.

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It is remarkable because it houses a marvelous series of collections which have gradually been acquired since the library was founded in 1818. The Morrab houses more than 55,000 volumes and is strong in literature…

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By penwithlit

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