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Eight Bookshops of London

From big to small, independent to chain, secondhand to new, London has it all when it comes to brilliant bookshops. Earlier this month, I took the opportunity to explore some of them on Bookshop Day, an annual, nationwide celebration of physical bookshops run by… 628 more words


Bookshop in October 2016

My design for Christmas on Nantucket PB in Foyles.

Book Design

The Hitchhiker's Guide to (my) London Bookshops

Judging from the pile of books I’ve accumulated over my seven months in London so far, it is easy to come across some potentially future favourite reads in the Old Smoke. 650 more words


A Literary Day Out in London

Having woken up this bright Saturday morning slightly worse for wear following the (now apparently┬ásanctioned by management) “one cheeky Friday beer”, I found myself in a quandary. 302 more words


Random Jottings

The Perfect Day

The perfect day when I was five or six would have involved driving to a beach. Grown-ups would be necessary for this exercise. 1,414 more words

Visiting That London: Third Time Around

For the third time this year, I’ve been off to That London on a Museum trip. After nearly a decade without visiting Our Nation’s Capital, I seem to be visiting with a frequency unmatched since the glory days of the Eighties when, at the height of my fame in British Comics fandom, I was a regular at UKCAC (United Kingdom Comics Art Convention) and at the bi-monthly Westminster Comics Marts. 2,156 more words

The Goggle-Box


As I’ve recounted elsewhere (a tweet, I think) the first thing that made me think I should read Claire-Louise Bennett’s short story collection, Pond, was the strong recommendation it received from a barista in the Rathbone Place branch of TAP Coffee, where I’d take refuge so as to fill in time before the first day of auditions for the Nottingham Playhouse production of… 900 more words

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