Iris Origo rediscovered?

Iris Origo is long overdue for revival. Her celebrated diaries, War in Val d'Orcia, first published in 1947, have never gone out of print, but...

R.I.P. Patrick Leigh Fermor

Several years ago, when his long-time London publishers, John Murray, rashly announced impending publication of a biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor, your astonished correspondent...

What’s next at Nicholas Hoare?

Stability, one hopes! In the wake of this week's tumultuous events in Westmount, so hot on the heels of our heartbreaking Ottawa closure, in which...

A stay of execution for our Westmount store

With this, our very first blog, news is about to break that our dearly beloved Westmount store, where it all began 40-odd years ago,...