Tag: Literary London

My favourite bookshop: Rye Books, East Dulwich

Posted on 09/05/2014

One of my favourite bookshops is Rye Books in East Dulwich. I often pop in to browse around, and I am always impressed by the expertly curated selection of books on display. This made me curious as to …


Rhapsodies in Blue

Posted on 24/08/2012

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to the unveiling of a plaque to honour Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein and The Last Man), at 24 Chester Square, where she died in 1851. The …


Plunging into the Cultural Olympiad

Posted on 22/06/2012

The Olympics is kicking off in London in a month’s time, and we are starting to gear up in Eagle Street – which mainly means considering alternative ways to get to work! Despite all the delightfully B …


The hidden talents of writers

Posted on 31/05/2012

Perhaps I should begin by confessing that I’ve never been a fan of author discussions. It’s their books I’m interested in – not the authors themselves. I think I fear being disappointed, finding out t …


Why Read Dickens?

Posted on 03/02/2012

On 7 February Charles Dickens turns 200. This anniversary has already spawned a deluge of television and radio adaptations of his books, exhibitions, numerous articles in the media, reissues and rethi …