“if a whole era’s most unjustly neglected literary tendency [i.e. novels set in a place of work] is to be revived and properly estimated, Balchin is undoubtedly the place to start.”
Clive James (2016)

Exhibitions

Current exhibitions

Nigel Balchin: the man who never was

Our current exhibition has been curated by work experience student, Robin Laurenson-Clark.

Nigel Balchin (m. 1927) was a novelist and psychologist. His most famous novels were written during and immediately after World War II: Darkness Falls from the Air, The Small Back Room and Mine Own Executioner. He won a Bafta for his screenplay for the 1956 film The Man Who Never Was. As an industrial psychologist, Balchin also claimed responsibility for the success of the Rowntree brands Kit-Kat and Aero.

 

Past exhibitions

Details of recent past exhibitions, exhibitions of Peterhouse materials mounted in the University Library, and of displays elsewhere in the College may be found on the Perne and Ward Libraries blog.

Printed catalogues of many past exhibitions are available on request from the Ward Librarian.

“if a whole era’s most unjustly neglected literary tendency [i.e. novels set in a place of work] is to be revived and properly estimated, Balchin is undoubtedly the place to start.”
Clive James (2016)