To celebrate publication of The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques, Stanfords are holding a guided walk around Bloomsbury, led by the book's editor Howard Spencer. Click through the link to buy tickets, and join them at 12 noon to gain a fascinating insight to London's history.
Blue plaques commemorate the lives and homes of London’s most interesting inhabitants. Strolling around near our Long Acre store we can see plaques dedicated to famous figures including Benjamin Franklyn, Samuel Pepys and Margot Fonteyn to name just a few.
Happy publication day to the English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques!
This is the official, illustrated English Heritage guide, with over 900 of London's most interesting inhabitants and their former homes brought to life.
Blue plaques, bearing names both familiar and intriguing, can be found all across the capital. From VIRGINIA WOOLF to VINCENT VAN GOGH, CHRISTOPHER WREN to ALAN TURING, MAHATMA GANDHI to EMMELINE PANKHURST, the plaques celebrate an incredible array of London's past residents.
Whether they be musicians, scientists, sports stars, artists, actors, inventors or politicians - this portable English Heritage guide reveals, with wit and insight, the stories of London's most extraordinary men and women and the homes in which they lived. http://bit.ly/2ak0AGZ http://amzn.to/2e0TZiZ
'Destined to become a classic' is how Sharon Paice Macleod begins her wonderful review of 'If Women Rose Rooted' in SageWoman.
We publish the new edition on Nov 3 - having sold out the first edition out in three months flat. We'll let MacLeod explain the power of the book and why its word of mouth sales, via different communities of readers, have made September very proud...
'Blackie is at her best when describing in detail her perceptions and deeply personal explorations of the sacred land itself, and these passages border on the transcendent.
She explores stories pertaining to wells and islands, caves and lakes, moors and bogs, forest and fields, and mountains and rocky heights. Her power as a writer and visionary shines forth powerfully here, and these sections are some of the best spiritual writing I have seen. What would happen if women rose rooted? Tales from women in the landscape provide powerful examples of transformed lives. Blackie does an admirable job of describing a beautiful, rich, intoxicating, messy, terrifying and ultimately illuminating pathway into the heart of the land and of our own souls. Recommended.'
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