Books & writers

Books to Make You Think in 2014: A Reading List by Shayne Ebudo Part Two

January 9, 2014 Books & writers

Last week we ran part one of Shayne’s list of books to stimulate your thinking in 2014, from Arnie’s biography to David Kidder’s Startup Playbook. Here’s his second act:

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Books to Make You Think in 2014: A Reading List by Shayne Ebudo. Part One

January 6, 2014 Books & writers

I’m always on the look out for  interesting books that will stretch my thinking, surprise me, challenge me and, sometimes, just plain entertain me. Long term readers of LLG may remember my friend Shayne, who I met in New York in the summer of 2007, through an old university friend. We became close and dear [...]

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: 1923-2014

January 2, 2014 Books & writers

Elizabeth Jane Howard: An Appreciation. There are some writers who you read in your teens who just become part of the conversation in your head. Phrases they have written pop up uninvited from time to time, ideas they have posited arrive unheralded to be mulled over on tube journeys ten, fifteen years later, or scenes [...]

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2013 Cookbook & Style Book Roundup: David Tanis, Charles Phan, Vogue and more…

December 21, 2013 Books & writers

Time for a quick non fiction book roundup: this is by no means a definitive books of 2013 list, (several of them are classics from a few years back), but they are some of the many I have enjoyed reading over the past year. Some are US published, reflecting my recent years living in America, [...]

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Events: My Kate Spade Book Salon in Covent Garden

November 8, 2013 Books & writers

When Kate Spade called and asked me if I’d like to host a book evening at the Covent Garden store, as part of their Happy Thursdays strand, they originally thought it might be called a book club but I prevaricated, and suggested calling it a book salon instead. That’s because I didn’t want people to [...]

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Fashion: Madame Gres: La Couture à L’Oeuvre at the Musee Bourdelle, Paris

August 11, 2013 Books & writers

Tuesday’s Business of Fashion headliner was a review of new fashion tomes by the always incisive Colin McDowell. In particular he focussed on the new Madame Gres: Sculptural Fashion by Olivier Saillard. the catalogue of  the 2011 exhibition of her work presented at the Musee Bourdelle in Paris by the Palais Galleria, and later by MoMu [...]

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Masterpiece London 2013: From Roman sculpture to Jaguar E Types

July 1, 2013 Art & Artists

The Map House – London Underground, 1st State 1st Edition by Harry Beck. I’m really not sure what could have prepared me for the sheer breadth of interests that are catered to at Masterpiece London. Whether your particular collecting bug covers art, jewellery, rare books, watches, manuscripts, objets d’art, motorcycles, furniture or cartography I can guarantee there [...]

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Books: The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow at Grosvenor House, London

June 5, 2013 Art & Artists

I find that there is something utterly compelling about old books. Whether MS, antiquarian, first editions, or piles of yellowing Penguins, the thought of all the people who have handled, read and been inspired by their contents never fails to stop me in my tracks.

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Brunch at La Fromagerie to celebrate Tori Haschka’s book: A Suitcase and a Spatula

May 21, 2013 Books & writers

I usually spend weekends splitting my time between writing and emailing from my nest of a bed, the park for a spot of dog walking and, hmmm, that’s about it. So imagine my horror  surprise when I realised I had three consecutive things going on last Saturday. Thank goodness they were three things I really wanted to [...]

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Guest Blog: Matt Rudd, author of The English: a Field Guide

May 20, 2013 Books & writers

Those of you with highly acute memories will remember that Matt Rudd has contributed to this ‘ere blog before. You may also remember that I have referred to him as a ‘friend’. I could of course let slip the information that we met for the very first time when he was an intern at the [...]

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