Tag Archives: William Blake

Tales of the Thames

Fascinating talks about the Thames and other watery connections at Somerset House, appropriately enough in a room overlooking the river. Ex-poet laureate Andrew Motion wore a bad cardigan and talked almost inaudibly about his new book Silver. Other speakers included Iain … Continue reading

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Two Williams on Primrose Hill

  Blake keeps popping up.  The Royal Parks have commissioned Will Davies to cut a  William Blake quotation, mentioning Primrose Hill,  into the new York stone edging at the Hill’s summit.  He was busy working on it when I took my regular … Continue reading

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Londoners

Last month to my first meeting of the Blake Society, held on the first floor of the Spaniards Inn in Hampstead, London.  An appropriate venue as the pub has at least two literary associations – with Dickens and Keats.  Fading … Continue reading

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