Wonderful Women: Inspiring Firsts
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Wonderful Women: Inspiring Firsts

With the recent announcement that the women of Saudi Arabia will be given the right to drive, it got us thinking about other amazing firsts for women. Both Aphra Behn and Mary Wollstonecraft were women who broke new ground in both literary and social spheres. Continue reading

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Victoria and Albert by Hector Bolitho
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Victoria and Albert by Hector Bolitho

We are excited to publish Victoria and Albert by Hector Bolitho. Charting the passionate relationship of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Bolitho examines how their loving and forward-thinking union propelled Britain into a golden age of innovation, conquest and social reform. Originally published in 1938, we are pleased to be bringing classic biography to a … Continue reading

‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett
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‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett

In 1943 Vanessa Bell painted a group portrait of the Memoir Club, an informal gathering in which members of the Bloomsbury Group read papers about aspects of their lives. As David Garnett commented, it provided opportunities for them to indulge in ‘an almost gourmet-like love of the foibles of old and intimate friends’. The picture, … Continue reading

“Einstein was far more than the scientist who confidently claimed that space and time were not what everybody thought…”
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“Einstein was far more than the scientist who confidently claimed that space and time were not what everybody thought…”

Albert Einstein was born 135 years ago today. To celebrate this anniversary Bloomsbury Reader would like to share with the readers some interesting and funny facts we learned about the genius from Ronald Clark’s comprehensive biography, Einstein – The Life and Times. The life of Albert Einstein has a dramatic quality that does not rest … Continue reading