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Falling For Fiction

For a long time I would only read non-fiction to satisfy my curiosity about the world. But to understand people’s personal experience and...

New Authors, Novel Approaches

10th December 2021 In my last blog I described three books I found while working in the bookshop by authors I was familiar with but where...

Scenes of London – Then and Now

8th December 2021 Illustrated books about London generally leave me as cold as a slab of Portland stone. If I see any more neatly...

Musing on Book-Tetris

10th September 2021 In the run-up to the lifting of Lockdown 3 restrictions in London, House of Hodge took in an extraordinary amount of...

The Perks of Being a Bookshop Volunteer

09 September 2021 Amongst the several pleasures volunteering for the House of Hodge is the discovery of books which I gladly add to my...