Diana Lawrenson

— Writer —

Diana Lawrenson Pages to Places Blog

Welcome to my blog that takes you from pages to places. Come and discover some quirky, little-known, or loose-but-relevant links from books to places around the world. You might even like to add a book suggestion of your own to the topic.

28 February 2017 | England, London, The Strand

TEA AND READING

Chinese tea setUntil reading Tea: the drink that changed the world by Laura C. Martin I drank tea every day and didn’t really think about it. But this book and others like it have opened my eyes to issues surrounding tea’s arrival in the West: Read More »

30 August 2016 | England, London

FROM A BOBBY TO A BROOM CUPBOARD

Britain's Smallest Police StationIt’s occupied one of London’s most well-known spots for almost two hundred years, yet you may never have noticed it. Think Mr Plod or Adam Dalgliesh or  Read More »

15 September 2015 | England, London

SAMUEL JOHNSON AND HIS CAT: LONDON

Oysters? Every day? For a cat! Oysters were the normal fare for Hodge, Samuel Johnson’s beloved cat, although it has to be said in the eighteenth century oysters in London… Read More »