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New literary salon launches with Joanna Trollope

Leading authors to unveil series of hidden prologues at Bloomsbury Street Hotel

Joanna Trollope will be the first in a series of leading authors to unveil the hidden back story to their latest book, with the launch of a new monthly literary salon curated by Radisson Blu Edwardian. Held at the group’s Bloomsbury Street hotel, a literary hangout throughout its history, the evening event on 4th December will see Joanna unpick the literary DNA of her new novel, a reworking of Sense and Sensibility.

Hosted by writer and journalist Sam Leith, the Hidden Prologues salon will welcome up to 30 guests to hear authors read from their own work and from another book that inspired them, before joining a discussion about the issues that emerge. Sam Leith said: “Hidden Prologues will, I hope, do something different to most literary events. By talking about the way writers engage with the past, we’ll be bringing readers closer to the core of how they work.

“I’m thrilled to have Joanna as our first guest: to see how a contemporary writer of her standing reimagines Jane Austen’s classic has so much to tell us about Austen, Trollope and the way writing lives in its own time and after.” Hasnain Alloo, general manager of Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street, said: “The building has a proud heritage serving as a literary meeting place and Hidden Prologues is the latest incarnation of that reputation.

“We are working with authors from across the spectrum to curate a new date on the literary social calendar.”


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Notes to Editors

About Radisson Blu Edwardian London
Radisson Blu Edwardian London is a collection of 12 luxury hotels in London, as well as a further two properties in Guildford and Manchester. The design of each hotel draws upon its own heritage and location. All 14 properties are united in offering guests a surprisingly cosmopolitan experience, with friendly, unpretentious service, luxurious bedrooms and facilities, cutting edge technology and outstanding food and drink.

About Edwardian Group London
Edwardian Group London is a privately-owned, family-run business founded by Jasminder Singh OBE
in 1977. The company owns a collection of four and five star luxury hotels operating beneath the
Radisson Blu Edwardian London and May Fair brands.

About Radisson Blu
Radisson Blu is one of the world’s leading brands with more than 290 hotels in operation in 62
countries. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterised by a
unique Yes I Can! SM [is this supposed to say TM?] service philosophy, and all of its first-class hotels
offer a range of World of Radisson features geared to the challenges of modern travel, including the
100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the HOTELS DESIGNED TO SAY YES!TM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu properties are located in prime locations and in major cities, airport gateways and
leisure destinations across the world.

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