Women’s London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives
Join prize-winning tour guide, award-winning librarian and author Rachel Kolsky as she profiles her latest book, Women’s London. Inspired by walking tours she devised for The Women’s Library and responding to those who encouraged her to put her words on paper, she published a guide book to London featuring the impact women have had on its society, heritage and streetscape. From scientists to suffragettes, reformers and royals, authors and artists, sit back and discover some of Ra...
Philip Roth: His Life and Legacy

‘Literature isn’t a moral beauty contest’, claimed Roth, ‘The belief it inspires is what counts.’ Literary titan and multi-award winning writer, Philip Roth was undoubtedly a brilliant, if controversial, artist. In a career that spanned 50 years he wrote numerous, generation-changing books, from his first, Goodbye, Columbus, to his last, Nemesis. Three outstanding writers discuss his work and his legacy.

The Writing in the Stone
Life into death, magic and demons. The landscape of this dark and powerful story is ancient Assyria some 3,000 years ago. It is a world where writing is in the world’s oldest script, cuneiform, and unseen forces can be conjured up by the state’s leading exorcist. In the capital, Ninevah, resides a deep and complex man, the power behind the King of the World. When faced with impending disaster, he emerges as a psychopathic killer. Master story-teller and historian Irving Finkel pre...
Gleaning Whitechapel’s Yiddishe Histories

A stone wall or an iron gate reveal stories of community and schooling. An expression in a Cockney-Yiddish music-hall song or a union anthem from an 1889 tailors’ strike offer glimpses into a vibrant but conflicted world. Picking up clues and hints from photographs and Yiddish song lyrics, Louis Berk and Vivi Lachs present hidden stories from the Whitechapel shtetl.