Press | April at the Bloomsbury Street Book Club

Measure for measure, the Bloomsbury Street Hotel’s book choice will keep you in suspense

Celebrate Shakespeare this April with the Bloomsbury Street Hotel’s book of choice Eric Rasmussen’s ‘The Shakespeare Thefts In Search of the First Folios’

Spring is in the air and it’s time to delve into our great British history at Radisson Blu Edwardian, London’s luxurious Bloomsbury Street Hotel. This April, the 4 star hotel in London has teamed up with publisher Palgrave Macmillan to bring its guests a fresh read to get stuck into.

Eric Rasmussen’s ‘The Shakespeare Thefts In Search of the First Folios’ has been chosen as Book of the Month at Bloomsbury’s most coveted hotel. The first edition of Shakespeare’s collected works, the First Folio, is one of the most valuable books in the world.

Of the 160 First Folios recorded in the census of 1902, 14 were stolen with only two being recovered. Shakespeare scholar Eric Rasmussen set off on a worldwide journey – running into criminal street gangs, reclusive billionaires and secretive librarians along the way – to catalog the story of the First Folios.

From Tokyo to Kansas, Rasmussen uncovers the mysteries of the Folios and finds those which have been vandalised by hand and even one which bears a bullet. Part literary detective story, part Shakespearean adventure, The Shakespeare Thefts is sure to grip the Bloomsbury Street Hotel’s guests and is available for free to those staying at the hotel.

Nestled in the heart of bookish Bloomsbury, this London hotel is the perfect place to unwind and break free from city stresses. Whether you’re looking for a cultural day out to the British Museum, a shopping spree around London’s West End, or a trip down to Theatre Land to watch the latest musical, this 4 Star hotel in London has something to offer everyone.

Book yourself into one of the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street’s stunning suites (complete with free-standing bathtub) for a bit of added luxury or, if you fancy catching up with friends, why not dine at the hotel’s sumptuous restaurant?

Set in the heart of Bloomsbury – an area which was home to literary legends Virginia Woolf and E.M Forster – the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street Hotel is the first hotel to host its very own book club. Guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s recommended book at their leisure and can take away a complimentary copy.

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