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The Bookseller from Hell The Bookseller from Hell
6th January 2017
Charging entry to a bookshop and being rude to customers - No not us!
Swallows and Amazons Swallows and Amazons
20th August 2016
With the launch of the recent film we felt motivated to have a brief look at the gestation and publication of the book.
Films You Didn't Know Were Adapted From Books Films You Didn't Know Were Adapted From Books
4th August 2016
A look at some of the books which have sparked great films
A New Chapter for Jonkers Rare Books A New Chapter for Jonkers Rare Books
25th July 2016
Crossing to the sunny side of Hart Street to open a new larger shop
From Book to Big Screen From Book to Big Screen
16th June 2016
Great books that inspired classic movies from Through the Looking Glass and The Railway Children to Dr. No and Brighton Rock
Working Titles of Famous Novels Working Titles of Famous Novels
6th June 2016
A look at the little known titles under which now famous novels where original written and why they were changed.
Coming Very Soon - Jonkers New Premises Coming Very Soon - Jonkers New Premises
12th May 2016
A sneak preview of the progress of our new shop
Edmund Dulac: Dreamer of Dreams Edmund Dulac: Dreamer of Dreams
7th May 2016
“ … he would have chosen some dream city of the Orient for his birthplace, a Persian princess for his mother, and an artist of the Ming Dynasty for his father.”
The Durrells and Larry's Black Book The Durrells and Larry's Black Book
28th April 2016
Inspired by a move to Corfu and a chance find in a bookshop, Lawrence Durrell's Black Book was considered too obscene for publication in the UK.
The Author Behind the Pseudonym The Author Behind the Pseudonym
16th April 2016
A look at why authors use a nom-de-plume
World Book Day Quiz World Book Day Quiz
3rd March 2016
March 3rd was World Book Day test your knowledge of children's literature with this quiz
James Joyce: The Story of Ulysses James Joyce: The Story of Ulysses
2nd February 2016
“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” A look at the publication history of the twentieth century's most celebrated novel, James Joyce's Ulysses.