Although we associate Thomas Hardy strongly with the rural Dorset of his novels, he was, in his own words, ‘half a Londoner’, having lived in the capital for five years in his early twenties, and being constantly drawn towards London throughout the rest of his life.
Mark Ford, Professor of English and American Literature at UCL, explores the metropolitan dimension of Hardy’s life and work in his latest book. He will be at the shop in conversation with Oxford Professor of English Literature Seamus Perry, who writes of Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner ‘[Ford] discusses Hardy with great urbanity and tact, and demonstrates throughout the literary insight of someone who is himself a distinguished poet. Hardy s many admirers will find a great deal to relish in this astute, original, and highly enjoyable book.’
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London Review Bookshop
Events at the London Review Bookshop are held on our gorgeous shop floor, located in the heart of literary London right around the corner from the British Museum. Take a look at our full schedule of events ranging from book signings to delicious food to intimate film screenings. Please note that the only toilet at the Bookshop is down a flight of stairs.