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Book Bytes at Bloomsbury Street Hotel

Continuing Bloomsbury’s literary heritage, the Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel has created a special online Valentine’s Day reading, as part of the Book Bytes series.

Actress and author Lucy-Anne Holmes holds a literary court at the Bloomsbury Street Hotel and recites Letter From The Tower by Anne Boleyn, an intense, poignant letter from ‘Love Letters of Great Women’.

The heartbreaking letter was written by Anne Boleyn from the Tower of London on 6th May 1536 to her love Henry VIII, begging for her life.  As we all know the outcome of her almost persuasive words, it makes for a rather bittersweet Valentine’s Day tale!

Following the success of The Book Club, Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel launched their second literary initiative – Book Bytes.  The regularly updated videos are perfect for book lovers who can’t make it to London for the events.

The Book Bytes series includes a collection of eight five minute films, featuring readings by Lucy-Anne Holmes across a broad genre of literature.

If you’re a fan of the Bloomsbury Set, you’ll be interested to see the hotel’s tribute to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway – the archetypal Bloomsbury Modernist novel.

Taking pride of place in the reception area, the art installation incorporates a whole wall made of pages of the novel.

For more information about the Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel and Book Bytes, visit:

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  • Reply Post-it for the week-end: Jan 21-23, 2011 | Tea Time in Wonderland January 20, 2011 at 7:02 am

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