‘The East India Company – the first great multinational corporation, and the first to run amok – was the ultimate model and prototype for many of today’s joint-stock corporations. The most powerful among them do not need their own armies: they can rely on governments to protect their interests and bail them out’ – William Dalrymple In August 1765, the East […]Read More
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Join us for an evening of thrilling conversation with two bestselling authors, Louise Candlish and Lisa Jewell. Both Louise and Lisa are brilliant writers of suspenseful, psychological thrillers. They will be discussing their compelling new novels, Those People and The Family Upstairs. Those People by Louise Candlish Lowland Way is a suburban paradise. But newcomers […]Read More
Mudlark (/’mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to […]Read More