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T.S. Eliot: Poet and President

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We join Helen O’Neill for the last time before Christmas as she opens the final window on the Library’s archive advent calendar. I reserved the last window on our archive advent calendar for one of the greatest poets of the English language: T.S. Eliot. A London Library member from 1918 and the Library’s President between…

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Eating and Drinking in the Library: Edward Cecil Guinness and Thomas Wall

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Archive Advent Calendar: 10 December 2013 I promised something “dark and racy” yesterday to wash down our Beeton’s Christmas pudding and here it is.  The brewer and philanthropist Edward Cecil Guinness (1847-1927) appears in the Library’s membership records in 1879 when he was the owner of the second largest brewery in the world. An astonishing…

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You Won’t Look Back

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Former London Library member Richard Conyngham on seeking refuge from cocker spaniels and finding his own special literary sanctuary at The London Library… The following article was published in the Summer issue of Slightly Foxed:  The Real Reader’s Quarterly - 96 pages of lively personal recommendations for books of lasting interest. It’s an eclectic mix, covering…

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