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Tuesdays are all the rage these days in Literary London. And why not? What else is Tuesday good for...
Events Around London:
Tonight, authors Toby Litt, Hilary Mantel, and Patrick McGrath join forces to discuss the ghosts in their stories, and venture to explain why it is that we are all so fascinated by the concept of ghosts. 7pm. Adam Street Club, 9 Adam Street. £5
Also tonight, Dante Club author Matthew Pearl helps Foyle's Bookshop celebrate the launch of its new crime newsletter, Soho Noir. 6:30pm. Foyle's, 113-119 Charing Cross Road. FREE, but must reserve by emailing email@example.com.
Also in the long line of lit events on this lovely Tuesday, James Lasdun, Helen Simpson, James Meek (pictured) gather tonight at the London Review Bookshop to read and discuss their short stories. 7pm. 14 Bury Place. £6
On Monday (the 22nd), Lort Melvyn Bragg stops by the London Review Bookshop to discuss his book, Twelve Books That Changed the World, and the twelve books contained therein. 7pm. 14 Bury Place. £6
Looking ahead, next Tuesday (the 23rd) is Ibsen Day, and the British Library will be commemorating the ocassion with two panels on the Norwegian writer.
The Female of the Species, by Joyce Carol Oates
The Poe Shadow, by Matthew Pearl
Londoners will be proud to know that the UK, with only a fifth of the population of the United States, published more books than its ally across the Atlantic in 2005, making Britain the largest publisher of English-language books.