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Lonely hearts, wedding bells and illicit pleasures: a far from sentimental journey of how London loved in print

decoration19 Sept. 2014
A tour back through time to learn how the printing press often played a crucial role in the varying experiences of romance, love and relationships. In ninety minutes you will discover how Londoners of the past might set about finding their match and hearing from the literature that recorded such journeys.
In the company of Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd), Lonely Hearts, Wedding Bells and Illicit Pleasures will uncover tales across the relationship spectrum. From Bloomsbury to the streets around Covent Garden, you will hear accounts of loneliness, friendship, love, passion, scandal, jealousy and exploitation. Books are behind them all, accompanied by the occasional librarian and many a person of business.


19 Sept. 2014
Gibbs Building
215 Euston Road
History of Libraries Research Seminar - Alice Ford-Smith
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