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Starting on Monday, it'll be a great week to be a literary kid (or a literary kid's parent, if that's your thing), as the Imagine Children's Lit Festival rolls into town. If you're just a plain old grownup with no kids and no interest in what they read, check out The London Magazine, which just released a new issue (pictured) of intelligent literature and lit crit.
We're trying really hard, we really are, to not make mention of the lack of other literary events this week. On the other hand, it's something worth focusing on week after week, since it seems to us that a place like London should never be without a plethora of readings and book releases and book parties. Look at it as a call to arms to the bookish masses of London. We criticise because we love...
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The Imagine Children's Literature Festival starts on Monday (the 13th) and runs all through next week at South Bank Centre. We'd personally feel a bit silly showing up without a kid in tow. That said, we anticipate that adults will be highly entertained by some of the readings.
Thin Ice, by Alan Ford
The Alchemist's Daughter, by Katharine McMahon
Rifling Paradise, by Jem Poster
Pardonable Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear
The Nightingale's Nest, by Sarah Harrison
The latest issue of the The London Magazine is now available (it's the Dec/Jan issue, unavoidably delayed somewhat). One of the most irrepressible publications in British history, the mag is well worth a look for its fiction, reviews, and poetry. Find it at the London Review Bookshop or, better yet, get it straight from the source.