Members' Area

Members of The London Library have access to a unique humanities library for use in their own homes or workplaces, in addition to congenial spaces in which to read and work.

 

MEMBER EVENTS

 

How To...Promote Your Book - with Diane Hinds

Tuesday 27 June 2017; 6.00pm-8.00pm
Members' Room

Aimed at independent and self-published authors, PR expert Diane Hinds will guide members through the process of publicising their book. Providing useful information on how to research your audience, how to write a press release and how to use digital channels to get your message out to the media and readers, the session will offer practical tips on how to promote your publication in an affordable and effective way.

Diane M. Hinds works in PR for clients across the arts and entertainment sector as well as for fiction and non-fictiion titles. She has delivered this workshop to over 60 venues in the UK and the US. 

Places are strictly limited to 25 spaces.

Places at this event are free of charge but limited. Reserve your place here

Please note this event is for London Library members only.


Shakespeare's Sonnets

Monday 3 July 2017; 6.00pm-8.00pm
Members' Room

Penny McCarthy, author of Discovering the Hidden Figure of a Child in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, presents her challenge to the consensus interpretation that Shakespeare’s Sonnets fall neatly into two categories: those addressed to, or about, a Fair Youth, and those addressed to, or about, a Dark Lady. She will argue that two other personae emerge as significant – an older woman and an unborn child, a child Shakespeare believed to be his, but whose paternity he had to renounce.

McCarthy will argue that the third Will in the Sonnets, and the addressee of the dedication to Mr. W.H., is a child, a Master William Herbert, presumed son of Lord William Herbert and the Lady Mary Wroth. The child was actually (so Shakespeare thought) son of William Shakespeare and the same lady, the Dark Lady. The scandal of a cross-class liaison being far greater than that caused by an illegitimate conception among the aristocratic classes, Shakespeare felt compelled to abjure his paternity in favour of an Earl – hence the plangent tone of renunciation throughout theSonnets. This talk will provide a fascinating insight into Dr McCarthy’s research and her re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Places at this event are free of charge but limited. Reserve your place here

Please note this event is for London Library members only.


The London Library Philosophy Group

Every second Wednesday of the month
Members’ Room 

The group is open to all members, from complete beginners to those who are well read in the subject. All that is asked is that members are willing to join in the discussion and should have read the text that is being discussed which will be circulated in advance of each meeting.

London Library members wishing to attend meetings should register their interest with the group co-ordinator, Library member John Robinson, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a name and contact phone number.

Members will receive further details about the group, and a reading and resources list which relates to the topic being discussed at the end of each meeting.

Free to members. Numbers are limited to 15 members each meeting.


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