Author Archives: Tara

A Little Wonder

A LITTLE LIFE is one of our favourite books of the year so far. It’s not an easy read by any means, but this novel of intertwined lives and hurts that can never be healed is utterly compelling. It’s the rare book that everyone who works in the shop can agree on (not least because […]

Daylight Bookclub – Clodagh’s Report

Our third Daylight Bookclub took place on July 15th. Clodagh chose the book Illyrian Spring by Ann Bridge. Here’s her report: “I chose Illyrian Spring by Ann Bridge because I had just read her book Peking Picnic, both recently republished, and had enjoyed it very much. The author was a diplomat’s wife who travelled widely […]

Daylight Bookclub

Our third Daylight Book Club takes place on Wednesday 15th July at 10.30am. We’ll be discussing Illyrian Spring by Ann Bridge, which was chosen by Clodagh after last month’s Sidney Chambers books. If you’d like to take part, you can buy the book in the shop and let us know. Or you can buy the […]

Daylight Book Club – Robert’s Report

Our second Daylight Book Club took place on Friday, June 12th. Robert chose James Runcie’s first Sidney Chambers book for discussion. Here’s his report: “I chose for our second book Club Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie. I love this book and the other three in the series but without ever […]

Memento Mori

Almost a year on, here’s a video of our event with Karl Ove Knausgaard, kindly filmed by our friends at Vintage Books. What an amazing man!

All Yellow

The weather may be uninspiring, but our window is full of sunshine – we’ve filled it with yellow books to celebrate the Easter weekend! And there were plenty to choose from – including Zoe Williams’ Get it Together. We’re looking forward to hearing Zoe speak at L&R on the 21st, in conversation with Anthony King. […]

New Bag!

We’re so excited to introduce our new overnight bag – the third of our sturdy canvas bags to be produced by Re-Wrap. Featuring a brilliant design of book covers by our favourite illustrator Serge Seidlitz, it’s the perfect size for a couple of nights away. You can buy them in the shop for £35, or […]

Bookish Love

We love hearing back from anyone we’ve recommended books to, and all the more so when they’re also colleagues! So continuing the tradition of getting honeymooners to tell us all about what they’ve read on their post-wedding breaks, we asked our Jane and her new husband Serge to share their honeymoon reading… SERGE: Honeymooning in […]

Clocks and Guests

It’s been quite the starry week at L&R with visits from two of our favourite novelists for informal signings. Sarah Waters popped in on the 29th to sign her fantastic new novel The Paying Guests. Set in the 1920s, we can’t really tell you any more than that to avoid giving the plot away! Then […]

World Book Notes

As today is both World Book Night, and A’s birthday, we’ve been celebrating by giving books to passers-by (including this traffic warden). The books are all wrapped, and even we aren’t too sure what’s in them, so it’s a surprise for everyone! Do pop by if you’re in the area today.