Alex Johnson

June 15, 2021
After the death of English novelist and biographer Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), her home at 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, where she wrote Cranford and welcomed visitors including Harrie
June 1, 2021
A new collaboration between UK booksellers and authors’ societies will mean that for the first time, writers will receive royalties on secondhand/used book sales.
May 20, 2021
As befits a writer who rediscovered the Scottish crown jewels, has a major railway station named after one of his books, and largely created the historical novel format, the 250th anniversary celeb
May 12, 2021
The English author/illustrator responsible for two of the most iconic modern images of Christmas enjoys a celebration of his work in a new exhibition opening this month.
April 30, 2021
A crop of new names have been honored today at the online awards ceremony of the prestigious
April 14, 2021
A new exhibition staged online by Cambridge University Library looks at the history of palimpsests, and how Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scripts were all variously overwritten and underwritten.
April 6, 2021
A new exhibition at The Postal Museum in London looks at more than a century and a half of the British postcard.
March 18, 2021
The 250th anniversary of the Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), author of Ivanhoe, Waverley, and Rob Roy, will be an occasion for a series of ev
March 11, 2021
From works of art and missals to wallpaper, German printers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were colorfully creative marvels.
February 23, 2021
The UK’s leading gardening organization, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), has been moving its unique library to a new purpose-built home, RHS Hilltop at