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Adriaen Van Der Velde visits Dulwich Picture Gallery

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They’ve given me a marvellous catalogue. Rich, detailed, glossy like my hunting scenes. The English were always keen on hunting, and men there carry guns and fishing rods. Reading with amused interest the ‘provenance’, the […]

Golden Age – (Adriaen van de Velde – Stable)

Adriaen van de Velde, The Hut, 1671, Oil on canvas, 76 x 65 cm, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Cows communicate by staring, judge the way you return their gaze, know the touch of a gentle hand, the warmth upon their backs. Humbled before this docile beast despite the aspect of approaching rain the […]

Christmas Books Selection

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Books make the perfect gift for everyone. Here are a few selections to give you ideas for that perfect gift. Fiction Ideas  Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – a truly wonderful novel. With humour and heartbreak […]

Where the Grass is Greener

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See him on the hill,  returning from as far  as my eye can see  maybe beyond?  See him on the hill  always on the move  beneath a sky shared  by us who never roam?  See […]

Unacknowledged Legislators: a response

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On Fri Nov 11th, Dulwich Books hosted a poetry event titled “Unacknowledged Legislators” as part of this year’s Dulwich Literary Festival. Kate Miller, Joey Connolly, and John Clegg shared their poetry with an audience of […]

All the Christmas shopping over in one day, yes, it can be done!

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It is now the twelfth year that Judy Mewburn is organising the Dulwich Picture Gallery Christmas Bazaar but that has not dimmed her enthusiasm. “There will be some forty stands in St Barnabas Parish Hall, […]

Dulwich Literary Festival coming in November…

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Dulwich Books in West Dulwich brings you the third Dulwich Literary Festival on 11-13 November. Why another festival I hear you cry? We already have the Dulwich Festival in May, led by Alpha Hopkins, which presents a […]

It’s Au Revoir from me and onto my next challenge…

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So the time has finally come and I’m moving on from Dulwich Books, leaving the bookshop that I loved and where I’ve worked for 12 years. It’s been a fantastic roller coaster ride and now […]

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