Blogs in July 2023

Bloomsbury Girls 5th July 2023

One bookshop. Fifty-one rules. Three women who break them all. 1950. Bloomsbury Books on London’s Lamb’s Conduit Street has resisted change for 100 years, run by men and guided by the manager’s unbreakable rules. But after the turmoil of...

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Square Haunting 28th April 2021

Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of interwar Bloomsbury, was home to activists, experimenters and revolutionaries; among them were the modernist poet H. D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and writer and...

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Crossed Skis 29th June 2020

In London’s Bloomsbury, Inspector Julian Rivers of Scotland Yard looks down at a dismal scene. Here is the victim, burnt to a crisp. Here are the clues – clues which point to a good climber and expert skier, and...

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