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Gay’s The Word at 40: see LGBT activist Mark Ashton’s plaque

The pioneering bookshop has been around for four decades

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London The Cookbook: Caravan

A new hardback tome tells the story of the capital’s food scene in 50 restaurants, including Granary Square institution Caravan, which we extract here

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The long read: How to get your novel published

Birkbeck’s creative writing tutor and author Jonathan Kemp talks plot, structure, confidence – and rejection

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Without Trace: why you always remember the bad reviews

Screenwriter turned author Simon Booker on the perils of unleashing a debut novel into the online stratosphere

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Why the Word on the Water bookbarge is now a permanent fixture

Jonathan Privett tells Clare Hand about his fight to remain on the canal in King’s Cross. And why books are better from being under threat

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MUST DO: a punk pop-up shop… at the British Library?

Plus a new pizza joint on Cally Road and free bike checks for locals

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Review: Foretold by Thunder, by Ed Davey

The Dolphin pub in King’s Cross is central to the plot of an addictive new thriller, says Tim Sowula

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Just what is the Knowledge Quarter?

Modern day King’s Cross is a hotbed for creating and sharing all manner of information. As we’re the new publication devoted to the neighbourhood, isn’t it high time we learnt some more?

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Canal Knowledge: #2, Jonathan Privett, Word on the Water

In this new weekly series we meet different folk who’ve made their home afloat. This week – the floating bookshop owner

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Why we love #3: Word on the Water

The wandering bookman is currently anchored at the bottom of the steps off Granary Square. But be quick, he’ll be on the move again soon