Tag Archives: Clapham Book Festival


No Junk Mail

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No leaflets. No circulars. No menus. Addressed letters only. Recycle. No junk mail. The letterboxes and front doors of SW4 are relentlessly negative, regardless of the pansy-lined path, the potted azalea or the mat marked ‘Welcome’. They carry messages which are … Continue reading


The Writing Game

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Excellent discussion on Saturday morning at Clapham Book Festival about writing and getting published with Emma Darwin and Philip Gwyn Jones. After a brief canter through the traditional process of writing, seeking an agent and getting a publishing contract Emma … Continue reading


On the day…..

… the books are distributed to the right places, the novelists, critics and poets are ready, the stage, quite literally, is set. The teams congregate this morning at nine o’clock in two of the venues, Omnibus Theatre and Clapham Library. … Continue reading


And the lucky winner is…

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One resident of south-west London is the lucky recipient of a prize of books from Clapham Book Festivals past and present. Along with lots of locals in Clapham, Balham and other points SW, she signed up to the Clapham Book … Continue reading


A Sunny Saturday in South London

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It’s officially the hottest May Bank Holiday for forty years. The weather has really brought folk out in Clapham, south London. At ten in the morning on Saturday the Old Town pavement cafés were already full and local shops saw … Continue reading