Book Review: Golden Hill, by Francis Spufford.

An award-winning historical fiction, perfect for the lovers of the 18th century, American history, or simply beautiful writing. From the official blurb: “New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling ... VIEW THE POST >>

Dennis Severs’ House: not your average London history museum

There are plenty of history museums in London - some grand and central, some quant and local. However, Dennis Severs' House stands aside. In fact, its creator and mastermind, Dennis Severs himself, didn't call it a history museum at all - he considered it to be a “still-life drama”, a unique journey. And many agree with him - Dennis Severs' House is counted amongst the most unforgettable operatic ... VIEW THE POST >>

London’s Oldest Bookshop: Its Life and Times

It is hard to miss Hatchards, whenever you are visiting London. After all, it’s located on marble-clad, bustling Piccadilly, close to many top London attractions. Hatchards bears the title of the oldest bookshop in the capital, founded in 1797 – an era, associated for many of us with “politeness” and slow-paced life. The shop’s interior – regal dark wood, oil paintings, thick carpets – does not ... VIEW THE POST >>