All Hail The Christmas Book

Excitedly tearing away shiny wrapping paper, ripping off crisp sheets of tissue, peeling away sellotape, to reveal…. A book. A classic, and (whisper it), slightly boring choice? Since the invention of iEverything, books are dangerously close to ranking amongst socks and chocolates as predictably ‘safe’ Christmas presents. A book can...

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In praise of book collecting

The Inaugural Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize was awarded to Hazel Wilkinson (in absentia) at the twenty fourth Antiquarian Book Fair in Chelsea Old Town Hall, last month. The fair was organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) with Graham York as Chairman of the fair committee for this year...

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Rembrandt – The Late Works

Rembrandt – The Late Works National Gallery Until 18 January 2015 Admission £18 www.nationalgallery.org   The last big show of Rembrandt’s work in London was Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle at the British Museum in 1992, and what a stunner that was. This one, comprising 90-odd drawings, prints and...

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Brighter Times for K&C Social Services

Social work has rarely enjoyed a great press, but in the wake of the notorious Baby P case, the stigma attached to the job seemed to cause an employment crisis in the sector. New figures, however, suggest that a more positive pattern of retention is starting to emerge in Kensington...

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