The Century Guild at William Morris Gallery

At the northern end of the Victoria Line is a slice of Victorian heaven and one of the best small museums I know. William Morris spent his formative years in Walthamstow and his surviving childhood home in the area harks back to when Walthamstow was surrounded by parkland and countryside. The Gallery, administered by Waltham Forest Council, contains…

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‘Ducks can only copulate in running water. Good luck to them’

I bloody love The Pursuit of Love. I’ve read it every few years since I was an early teen and know passages off by heart. It’s a perfect soufflé that has much more going on than might be assumed at first glance; moments of utter devastation sneak up on you, just as airy-fairy Aunt Sadie will…

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