Museum Book Club: A Companion Guide to the City of London

By peter matthews on 5 Apr 2014
A teacher reading to two pupils at the Rachel McMilllan College of Education, 1971 © Henry Grant

A teacher reading to two pupils at the Rachel McMilllan College of Education, 1971 © Henry Grant

Welcome to the first in a series of book reviews from staff at the Museum of London, who will be delving into the shop’s selection of fiction, non-fiction, art and reference! First up, the museum’s Book Buyer Peter Matthews looks at a companion to The City of London, edited by the Barbican’s Nicholas KenyonRead the full postRead the full post

Dickens Book Club March – The Old Curiosity Shop

By other museum staff on 1 Mar 2012

My name is Nina, I run the Primary schools programme at the Museum of London, and I volunteered to read The Old Curiosity Shop with the book club because I remember being gripped by the story when my father read it to me when I was about 10 years old. My father died a couple of years ago and I keep regretting that I cannot share our wonderful Dickens and London exhibition with him. He loved Dickens, so at 10 I loved this book too. I remember how much I cried when Little Nell died, but as I reread this […]

Dickens Book Club October – A Tale of Two Cities

By john joyce on 30 Sep 2011

Preparations begin for October’s Dickens Book Club novel, A Tale of Two Cities with our Marketing Officer, Anne McMeekin. October’s Dickens Book Club has already kicked off in my household, descending as I have into Dickens’ murky world of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy five in A Tale of Two Cities. Despite having studied English Literature at university my Dickens readometer is a little stunted (blame the tutors). Great Expectations (favourite all-time novel) and Oliver Twist (precious few show tunes) are the only two books I have made it to the end of. Even my dad’s fervent […]