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Press | Bloomsbury Street Book Club | July 2011

Celebrate the British summertime with Joyce Dennys’ novel, ‘Henrietta’s War’, and the Bloomsbury Street Hotel’s July Book of the Month

The Bloomsbury Street Hotel will be satisfying our nostalgic cravings this summer through the epistolary tale of ‘Henrietta’s War’. Recently revived as part of ‘The Bloomsbury Group’ collection, Joyce Dennys’ twentieth-century novel follows the spirited heroine Henrietta in rural wartime Britain. Told through letters and charmingly illustrated by the author, ‘Henrietta’s War’ brings to life a sparkling community of determined troupers who pull together to fight the good fight with patriotic fervour and good humour. With unfolding dramas, hilarious squabbles, and moving friendships, this is a warm, witty and perfectly observed summertime read!

Nestled in the heart of bookish Bloomsbury, this luxury London hotel is the perfect place for relaxing, unwinding and escaping the 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 deluxe 4 Star hotel has something to offer everyone. Why not book yourself into one of the Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street’s stunning suites (completely with free-standing bathtub) for a bit of added luxury, or if you fancy catching a few summer rays, then why not dine al fresco at the hotel’s sumptuous restaurant?

THE RADISSON EDWARDIAN BLOOMSBURY STREET HOTEL HISTORY

Set in the heart of Bloomsbury – home to literary legends Virginia Woolf and E.M Forster - the Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel is the first hotel to host its very own book club. Each month guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s recommended book; leaf through at their leisure, or take away a complimentary copy.

And it doesn’t stop there. In addition to offering a Book of the Month, the Bloomsbury Street Hotel has extended its reach by creating a selection of brilliantly innovative Book Bytes, available online at http://www.youtube.com/radissonedwardian. To celebrate our love of literature, each month Radisson Edwardian releases a short video clip, which offers an exciting extract as read by an established author.

Whether you’re an avid reader, looking for some inspiration for your next read, or want to experience books in a whole new light, check out the Book Bytes on the Radisson Edwardian Book Club channel.

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