Category Archives: Worms Family

W. L. Walton

Given that his work is found in all the major collections and that it includes some of the most defining and memorable images of the nineteenth century, it is in a way surprising that no-one has ever thought to establish … Continue reading

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Nothing to Say

No time for a post this week I am afraid, but if you haven’t come across it before, you may perhaps like “The True Story of how I am related to Dickens (but not in a good way) ” over … Continue reading

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Not Peevish

I was accused recently of having been a little peevish in certain recent posts here on the blog.  Well, quite possibly, although I’d prefer to be labelled with a full-on “grumpy” or a dyspeptic “tetchy”  than a merely petulant-sounding “peevish”. … Continue reading

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Tattenham Corner

I suppose the fact that it’s staged on a racecourse always lends a certain speculative zest to the York National Book Fair. I always tend in any case secretly to feel that buying a book for hoped-for resale at a … Continue reading

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The President’s Snuff Box

Old friends are always welcome round here at Tooting Towers, but so are new ones – especially when they come bearing gifts.   Quite what might have been said about me in advance to our guest the other night, whom I … Continue reading

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The Blacking Factory

A little tangential this – but with books and their histories in our hands there are safaris in time as well as space. That’s what we booksellers do. Some of you will perhaps remember a whimsical, tongue-in-cheek, piece I wrote … Continue reading

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