A quick post today as I’m preparing for a week long business trip.  In true bibliophile style the only thing ready is my destination-compatible reading list! I’m heading for ….

CityLit London
CityLit London

With the aid of that and the other truly amazing resource below …..

Lived In London (Blue Plaques and the Stories Behind Them)
Lived In London (Blue Plaques and the Stories Behind Them)

I have planned a few evening walkabouts – weather and gammy ankle permitting!  I think I will have to be content with blue plaque hunting as I have become quite frustrated with the number of literary attractions that close at 5:00 p.m – the Dickens House Museum and the Folio Society Reading Room, to name but two! (Don’t the powers that be understand that business tourists can only tour in the evenings?)

Fortunately the Persephone bookshop is open until 6:00 pm, so cue one mad dash across London to get there before the doors close.  Hopefully it will be dry that evening so that I can have a good old wander around Bloomsbury.  Apparently my literary girlfriends both have publishing friends there ….

Misses Pettrigrew and Hargreaves
Misses Pettigrew and Hargreaves

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