Literary London Reading Group

‘Downriver’ – from the far side of the Thames estuary

Many thanks to those who attended the last session, and particular thanks to Dr. Laura Wright for a fantastic and illuminating introduction to the role of London in the work … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anita Brookner’s London by Foot (and a Bit of Bus)

Our thanks to everyone who showed up to our last session, ‘Dickens’s Night Walks’, which at 41 people attracted the largest crowd we’ve ever drawn — despite the cold and damp! And … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dickens’s ‘Night Walks’

  We are already looking forward to the New Year, and are delighted that Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL) will introduce our first session. This will take place on Tuesday, 13th … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ (1912)

Many thanks to those who came to last week’s excellent session on Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners and to Kate Houlden for introducing the text. Our next session will be … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sam Selvon’s ‘The Lonely Londoners (1956)’

We hope that the long vacation has been quite long enough to allow for everyone to enjoy astounding productivity and blissful repose in equal measure. We’ve organised a very exciting … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Kemp’s ‘London Triptych (2010)’

It might be the final session of the academic year but this certainly doesn’t mean we’re drawing to a respectful standstill. There’s been some changes to the original schedule but … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing, London, and the Bishops’ Ban of 1599

Last month Ana Vadillo gave an informative talk about Alice Meynell’s captivating book London Impressions. This month we are pleased to announce that the group will be delving into the … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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