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Gobbets of the week #17

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we liked this week:

1. Three very big cheers for @thegentleauthor for spearheading the successful campaign to… 139 more words


The Book-Hunters of 1888 (4)

To judge from the record number of visitors to the blog in recent weeks you have all greatly enjoyed the exuberant guest posts from my charming and highly talented colleague, Pauline Schol – as have I.  1,649 more words


A new dawn for London booksellers

Independent booksellers have for many decades been as lambs to the slaughter – at the mercy of a ravenous industrial economy that eats small family–run businesses for breakfast. 1,306 more words


Attention MA Authors: Marketing and Bookstores Talk at the Writers' Loft!

These days, most authors have to finagle a lot of their own promotion. And unless you have a background in marketing, it can be difficult to figure out what’s worthwhile and who you should connect with and how you should plan for events. 74 more words


Review of: Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud

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Erica Silverman has come back; after being kidnapped at the age of four she has returned to her family. Erica Silverman is adjusting to her new life with money, fame, and parents that love her. 31 more words


Music To Buy Books By

Hello.  It’s me, Pauline Schol, again.  The Guv’nor won’t admit it, but he’s a little bit miffed that the blog got about ten times more visitors than usual after my post last week – “Well, if that’s what they want, then you’d better do it again this week, hadn’t you, clever clogs”.  1,062 more words


Two Hundred Hours at Ash Rare Books

A guest post by Pauline Schol

Having finished six courses as part of the MA in the History of the Book at the Institute of English Studies (London University), I and my fellow students were offered a chance to be launched into the real world of book-selling. 1,529 more words