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Home of Late Writer Virginia Woolf Lists for £3.5 Million

The celebrated writer and her husband, Leonard, moved into Hogarth House in 1915, when the outer London town—the only one located on both sides of the River Thames—was still a part of Surrey (it became part of London in 1965). Two years later, they founded Hogarth Press by purchasing a small hand press and some second-hard typeface, according to the Richmond government website. The press published a total of 32 books between 1917 to 1924, when the couple moved to another London residence. Read more

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Mick Herron Wins Crime Novel of the Year Award for Slough House

Mick Herron has won the Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, after his fifth time being shortlisted in six years. Herron won the award for Slough House, the seventh instalment in his series of the same name, which follows a band of failed spies. In the book, a new populist movement is taking hold on London’s streets, and the spies find themselves on the run in the aftermath of a blunder by the Russian secret service that left a British citizen dead. The series was recently turned into an Apple TV+ show starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas. Read more

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A truly stunning country house once owned by Thomas Wyatt, the poet who invented the English sonnet

The Grade II-listed, 14,075sq ft house was initially launched on the market three years ago, and relaunched last week by Strutt & Parker at a guide price of £10m — some £2.5m less than the price in 2019. It’s hard to call a house with an eight-figure price tag a ‘bargain’, of course; but that is a hefty discount indeed, especially for such a beautiful place that’s so close to London. Read more

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Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze

To the growing genre of drug-riddled fiction—Irvine Welsh, Denis Johnson, Joel Mowdy, Nico Walker—Krauze adds a flourish, a kind of harsh music, with his use of gang argot … A gritty read for its gore, drugs, and profanity, but possessed of a raw and honest eloquence. Read more

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