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How often do you take your full lunch break? Local worker Laura Archer challenged herself to make better use of hers every day and then she wrote a book about it. Here she picks her nine favourite EC1 lunchtime activites. 

 

A pioneering course at City University has turned aspiring mystery writers into published authors. Andre Paine joins them in the lecture theatre to learn about creating suspense and spreadsheets for murder.

 

The Post has previously covered photography books by Hoxton Mini Press, and here’s another one we can’t resist.

 

As children’s bookshop Book Ends in Exmouth Market closes down this November, The Post marks the end of a chapter with our round-up of some of the best kids’ titles for Christmas.

 

Two years after the death of Ruth Rendell, Clerkenwell publisher Profile is releasing a collection of rediscovered stories about “murder and mayhem” in time for Halloween. Andre Paine explores the sinister imagination of the late crime writer.

 

Design Library is coming to Clerkenwell Design Week – a space for visitors to relax and read. So The Post asked leading design journalist Dominic Lutyens for his pick of classic books from his personal library.

 

Discerning readers have been flocking to bijou publisher- bookshop Persephone Books on Lamb’s Conduit Street for more than 15 years. Andre Paine tells the story behind the stylish grey covers and previews their spring titles.

 

The Clerkenwell Writers’ Asylum is a group of local authors inspired by EC1’s literary luminaries – from Daniel Defoe and Charles Dickens to Anthony Horowitz. 

 

As the weather turns chilly, it’s time to get cosy with a gripping book for company on the long winter nights. So this issue we’ve handpicked five titles with a Clerkenwell connection, including classic crime, a historical novel set in the neighbourhood and a festive-themed collection.

 

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