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Little Island Press

Little Island Press is an independent publisher of new and classic poetry, fiction and international literature in translation. Inspired by some of the amateur presses of the 1920s, Andrew Latimer…

Reading Prison, exterior image

Art Angels / Property Guardians

  Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison   On a bright morning at the beginning of September I joined members of the press on a visit to the former…

Joseph Constantine Stadler, active 1780–1812, British, Fort Marlborough from Old Bencoolen, Sumatra, 1799, 1799, Aquatint, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Sophia

In 1818, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, newlywed husband of Sophia, Governor-General of Bencoolen, surveyed the island of Singapore, which was made a British colony early the following year.   i….

Peckham Pelican

All Tomorrow’s Publishers

Saturday-Sunday 17th & 18th October 2015, Noon – 5pm The Peckham Pelican FREE! This October, The Learned Pig is delighted to be co-curating All Tomorrow’s Publishers, a weekend fair for…

Mark Peter Wright - Tasked to Hear

Tasked to Hear

On 30th March 2013 Mark Peter Wright made his way to a point in South Gare – a two-and-a-half-mile stretch of reclaimed land to the south of Teesmouth – and…

badgers

No Rural Fantasy

The anti-pastoral of Cynan Jones I’m a Londoner through and through; a city person fascinated by everything the city is not. The rural worlds outside of mine are compelling, attractive,…

Peckham Pelican

Journals and Imprints Fair

  Sunday 22nd June, Noon – 4pm The Peckham Pelican FREE!   This June, The Learned Pig is delighted to be co-hosting a Sunday afternoon journals and imprints fair, as…

Books of the Month

January 2020 December 2019 Straying From The Pathways Stephen Prince A Year In The Country November 2019 Bitten Hair Tessa Berring Blue Diode October 2019 How I Became One of…

The Island

I. He covers my eyes with a blindfold of elderberries and makes me promise not to peek. He thrusts a lead in my hand and, with a clicking noise out…