Literary London Reading Group

Trust the Teller and not the Tale: Reflections on Orwell’s Hidden Rhetoric of Truthfulness in the London Section of Down and Out in Paris and London

We’re certain you’ve all been eagerly awaiting our announcement of this year’s guest speakers for the Literary London Reading Group. And, happily, this blog post is that announcement. For this … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Nobodies and Somebodies: George Grossmith and London Satire’

  Good news: we have one more very exciting session lined up before we suspend reading group proceedings in anticipation of the annual Literary London Conference, ‘London in Love’, which will take … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘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

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