Books Made in Bloomsbury

The squares of Bloomsbury have been home to many writers, printers and publishers - not just the Bloomsbury Group!  Come and meet some of them on a walk in London's most picturesque squares.  This walk visits some of the places frequented by the lesser known bibliophiles, scholars and even printers in the area around Russell Square, and explores the history of this very special part of London.  Hear about a book collector who cast out a demon, another who believed that Shakespeare's plays were written by Francis Bacon, a Lord Chancellor who was said to fall asleep in trials and a man who refused a knighthood twice.  As well as seeing the first pedestrian shopping centre in London and the site of a famous printing press 100 years old this year.