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Simon Garfield is the author of fourteen acclaimed books of non-fiction including On the Map, Just My Type and The Wrestling. His edited diaries from the Mass Observation Archive, Our Hidden Lives, We Are At War and Private Battles, were bestsellers, and his study of AIDS in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham prize. He lives in London and St Ives, Cornwall.
Join Simon Garfield, editor of A Notable Woman, as he dips into Jean Lucey Pratt's fascinating diaries and picks out the best of her life and work, including her love of Hampstead, with...
An evening with Simon Garfield at Waterstones Hampstead 31.05.16
Friends of West Hampstead Library present An Evening with Simon Garfield on A Notable Woman: The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt 2nd June 2016 Free event - special guest to be announced! Further...
Simon Garfield plus special guest at West Hampstead Library 02.06.16
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Canongate to launch LETTERS LIVE, a new series of performance events celebrating literary correspondence over the centuries.
Press release: A star-studded event in praise of letters, hosted by Canongate Books at the Tabernacle in London, has raised over eleven thousand pounds for literacy charity The Reading Agency.
Letters Live press release
Letters Live celebrates National Letter Writing Day with the announcement of a return to Freemason's Hall and a special collection of handwritten letters from a range of acclaimed actors, musicians and writers. Annie...
Letters Live return to London's Freemasons' Hall in March 2016
Canongate & Southbank Centre present LETTERS LIVE – a World Book Night event in association with The Reading Agency – 23rd April 2014
Virginia Woolf eloquently called it “the humane art, which owes its origins to the love of friends”, yet letter writing is a dying art, with most people preferring the instant...
5 amazing facts about letter writing
Today, 7th December, is National Letter Writing Day. So it's the perfect time to share the very exciting news that the next run of Letters Live shows has been announced...
The books that inspired 'Letters Live'
We hear the likes of Russell Brand, Caitlin Moran and Stephen Fry, among others, talking about the most important way to communicate. With messages also from David Nicholls, John Niven...
The most important form of communication
Read an Extract From To The Letter
Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in the highly inventive and entertaining style that bestselling...
Timekeepers by Simon Garfield