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Twelfth Cakes, Puritans, Pagans and Mummers; Seasonal Shelfmarks at The London Library

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Beyond the sparkle, glitz and John Lewis adverts that saturate the nation’s sensibilities during the ‘festive’ period, The London Library’s fifteen miles of shelving offer a glimpse into the more forgotten, obscure customs and ideas surrounding the theme of Good Will.  As well as Christmas with Rumpole, Poirot, and Nancy Mitford nestled in the Literature…

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Have a London Library Christmas

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With fewer than 3 weeks until Christmas – how on earth has it arrived so swiftly? – we’re sure we’re not the only ones having a last-minute panic about certain people who are hard to buy for! While we won’t ordinarily be using the blog to talk about things we have for sale, we thought…

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A fine Christmas tradition

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Whether we like it or not, the festive season will soon be upon us! But amid the commercial frenzy of gifts and baubles, one of the gentler and more literary Christmas customs endures among die-hard traditionalists: writing and sending seasonal cards. The London Library has issued its own Christmas card since 1986, and in recent…

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