Tag Archives: London

William Bellinger Northrop (1871-1929)

I was actually looking for an image of an old air-raid shelter in Myddlelton Passage in Clerkenwell (my great-grandmother Martha Worms died in there during an air-raid in 1940), when I came across this extraordinary map on the always engaging … Continue reading

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St. Bride

We’re planning a really festive and utterly splendid day out for the book trade on Thursday 13th December – an afternoon of activity, followed by the legendary ABA Christmas Party (none of this restricted to ABA members).  The venue is … Continue reading

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The Aertex Years

Caught a glimpse of the Olympic Torch as it passed by earlier today – only by dint of some minor civil disobedience.  When did people start simply ignoring policemen? The Torch rests tonight on Tooting Common – which is just … Continue reading

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Whatroaches? Bookroaches!

“So could secondhand [book-]shops be the cockroaches that survive this nuclear winter?” – the somewhat  startling question posed by Mark Mason in his recent “Back to the Future”  piece on The Spectator’s book-blog (link to the right – and thank-you … Continue reading

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