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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Poet, dramatist, literary critic, editor Thomas Stearns Eliot is widely acknowledged as being one of the finest writers of the twentieth century. Author of some of the best-loved poems in the English language as well as plays such as Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party, he was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature...

The Treasure in the Forest

The Treasure in the Forest

‘Evans sat with his eyes half closed, watching the frothy breakwater of the coral creep nearer and nearer. The sky was like a furnace, for the sun was near the zenith. Though they were so near the Treasure he did not feel the exaltation he had anticipated.’ Published in 1894, The Treasure in the Forest...

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

To mark International Women’s Day this month, we invite you to come and hear extracts from Mary Wollstonecraft’s classic proto-feminist tract, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. Written in 1792, the book states: “my main argument is built on this simple principle, that if [woman] be not...

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

Pass through Fitzrovia’s Fitzroy Square and you’ll spot a blue plaque which marks the time one of our greatest writers lived there (1907 to 1911). Virginia Woolf, novelist, critic, playwright, a towering woman of letters, moved to the square with her brother Adrian in April of that year. She wrote: ‘ All the lights in...