May 8, 2020
The London Metropolitan Archives was established to collect, preserve, celebrate and share the stories of London and Londoners. They also have a book club. We sit down with Claire Titley and Charlie Turpie to learn more about it in an episode chock-full of great reading suggestions.
If you’re interested in joining the London Metropolitan Archives book club you can stay up to date with all their events by following them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @ldnmetarchives. And you can find Claire on Instagram @clairelouisetitley and Charlie @charliebooksandcoffee
Books mentioned in this episode were:
Penelope Lively’s City of the Mind
This is London by Ben Judah, and do check out our episode 9 for my book club’s spirited discussion of that book
Margery Allingham’s Campion Novels, including The Tiger in the Smoke
Mrs Dalloway and The Years by Virginia Woolf,
Mr Loverman and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
James Boswell's London Journal,
Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series
Next episode: Bookshelf, in which we discuss Exciting Times by Naoise Doolan, Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, The Hottest Dishes of the Tatar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky, Weather by Jenny Offill and Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. That episode is coming soon.
Next up for book club is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, a haunting tale of love and murder set in the marshland of South Carolina that has found millions of readers, topping bestseller lists around the world, but what did my book club think? Were they as ravished as Reese Witherspoon, who didn’t read the last ten pages because she didn’t want the book to end. Coming soon.
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