Author Archives: Tara

Christmas Marketing

Although Christmas is still six weeks away, We’re really looking forward to taking part in the Rugby Portobello Trust’s Christmas Market next week. We’ll be there on Tuesday 17th from 2pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 9pm. And then on Wednesday 18th from 9am to 5pm. We’re hosting some really fantastic author signings. On Tuesday […]

Daylight Book Club – A Difficult Young Man

Our Daylight Book Club met on October 13th to discuss the Australian novel A Difficult Young Man. Here’s Robert’s report: We discussed ‘A Difficult Young Man‘ by Martin Boyd. This novel, from 1955, is the second in a quartet of novels recalling episodes in the lives of an Anglo-Australian family experiencing social change, mainly prior […]

Malone for your Home

Andrew Malone has been supplying L&R with his beautiful altered books for the last five years, and to celebrate we’ve asked him to take over our art space in the shop. Each of these framed collages is unique, as Andrew cuts them all out by hand in his studio in Whitstable. And while we know […]

Daylight Book Club – Patrick’s Report

On September 8th, The Daylight Book Club read Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson, which was Patrick’s choice. Here’s his report: “Much ballyhooed by the media when it was reissued by Faber in 2015 (first published in 1994) and with an Introduction by Philip Pullman declaring it to be the ne plus ultra of thrillers, the […]

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. […]