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From Fields to Fountains -the story of Bloomsbury’s Russell Square

Local historian Ricci de Freitas has produced a splendid companion volume to his earlier book ‘Tales of Brunswick Square -Bloomsbury’s Untold Past‘. It documents the development of the area from open fields where robberies and murders were committed to the spacious streets and splendid garden squares where ‘polished society’ could feel at home. In a […]

Tales of Brunswick Square – Bloomsbury’s Untold Past

‘The neighbourhood of Brunswick Square is so very different from almost all the rest. We are so very airy!’┬áSo said an early, fictional, resident of Brunswick Square in 1815, Isabella Knightley, the sister of Emma, the heroine of Jane Austen’s book of the same name. In his newly published book, Ricci de Freitas covers the […]