Alex Johnson

September 14, 2021
A chair belonging to eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish novelist Laurence Sterne has returned to his home in Yorkshire 250 years after his death.
September 9, 2021
Those who enjoy visiting secondhand and antiquarian bookshops in the UK can once again plan their trips easily and reliably thanks to the regeneration of a much-loved online compendium,
August 17, 2021
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland celebrates the history of what early adopter Mark Twain called the “new-fangled writing machine.”
August 4, 2021
A new campaign to erect a statue of arguably England’s first professional female writer in her hometown is now underway.
July 20, 2021
The intriguing story of how Oliver Twist literally set Charles Dickens’ pulse racing is recounted in a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum in London.
July 7, 2021
One of the oldest books of English literature in the world – possibly the oldest – is now available to read and enjoy online.
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.