Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A Library Miscellany


It's an absolute delight to welcome Claire Cock-Starkey to the salon today as she undertakes the promo rounds with her new book, A Library Miscellany.

As with all of Claire's marvellous books, this one is another treasure trove and absolutely beautiful to look at too! It may be small but it's packed with wonderful bits of trivia and fascinating stories about libraries across the world, from the earliest to today. What book lover doesn’t love a library? A whole place full of books that you can borrow as much as you like. I love libraries so it was a real pleasure to read Claire Cock-Starkey’s book full of facts and information all about libraries.

If you love books (who doesn't?) and the wonders of libraries, this is a must read!

You can follow Claire on Twitter and if you're anywhere near Oxford at noon on 20th March, she's speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival. Find out more here!

Without further ado, let's delve into the world of circulating libraries...




Tuesday, 13 February 2018

An Evening with Jane Austen at Wellington College

An Evening with Jane Austen is coming to the stunning surroundings of Wellington College!

An Evening with Jane Austen, Wellington College, 11th March 2018
Historian and author, Catherine Curzon, introduces a magical evening with Austen’s most memorable characters in the evocative surroundings of Godmersham Park. With Caroline Langrishe and Adrian Lukis, alongside period musical entertainment from Rosie Lomas and Camilla Pay. 



Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The Wentworth Woodhouse Gin Festival


Like gin? Like gorgeous houses? Of course you do, so I'll see you at the Wentworth Woodhouse Gin Festival!

Don't miss a fantastic fundraising Gin Festival held at the amazing Official Wentworth Woodhouse over three sessions.

Tickets are available on line only at http://www.ginfestival.org/about  for £15 per person, which includes a Copa Gin glass and access to dozens of local and nationally produced gins. These include  the launch of "The Spirit of Woodhouse", our very own gin in collaboration with Lincolnshire's Pin Gin.

Add artisan foods, live music and dancers, special masterclasses and the fabulous event sponsors Fever-Tree and it will be a "must go to" event for 2018!

Tickets are selling fast already, we hope to see you there. Enquiries can be directed through the Facebook page or via http://Ginfestival.org!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Peter the Wild Boy

I'll be in Oadby, Leicestershire, to chat all about Peter the Wild Boy on 15th February. Tickets are just £5, and refreshments are included!