My thanks to the excellent audience yesterday at the Guildhall Library. I always enjoy giving Talks there and people were delighted to see my own treasured ceramic Poppy. These Talks are for anyone who wants to come, not just to sell and promote my book, but for anyone interested to learn more about life at The Tower Of London. My next Talk will be at the Barbican Library on the 20th September, then at the Guildhall Library on the 28th September. To buy the book, click here.For details about further Talks, click here.
I am looking forward to visiting Peckham and holding my next event in this prize winning venue, in the Meeting Room Pod, no less. In another hat, I point out that Charles Dickens bought a house here in Peckham for his mistress, Nel Ternan- Peckham’s history is fascinating.
Wikipedia describes the library as a striking building best imagined as an inverted capital letter ‘L’, with the upper part supported by thin steel pillars set at apparently random angles. The exterior is clad with pre-patinated copper. The Stirling prize judges were impressed with the building’s approach. Alsop (architect) has taken the plan footprint of a conventional library and elevated it to create a public space beneath the building and to remove the quiet reading space from street level noise.
People always enjoy these Talks and Poppies, Pomp and People makes a good present for family and friends interested in our heritage and history. Please just come along or get a free ticket from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-signing-event-for-my-new-book-poppies-pomp-and-people-peckham-library-tickets-34860021262