The eagerly awaited first comprehensive history of Russell Square to be published is now available at Skoob Books in the Brunswick and Judd Books in Marchmont Street.
Lavishly illustrated ‘From Fields to Fountains – the Story of Bloomsbury’s Russell Square’, has been written by Marchmont Association chair, Ricci de Freitas (also author of the Marchmont Association’s other popular historical publications – ‘The Story of Marchmont Street – Bloomsbury’s original high street’ and ‘Tales of Brunswick Square – Bloomsbury’s untold past’). It tells the story of Bloomsbury’s foremost Georgian garden square, revealing the lives of its most notable former occupants, house-by-house, in a stroll around the square, highlighting significant historical developments along the way.
Two centuries of history are brought to life with this book, which brings the reader right up to the present day. If you aren’t familiar with the history of Bloomsbury, this will be a great introduction to the area.
It will also make a fantastic Christmas or birthday present, with its appeal to a wide range of readers of different ages and interests.
The publication was launched last night at an event hosted by Senate House, to whom we’re very grateful. Here’s Councillors Richard Cotton and Rishi Madlani with author Ricci….