screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-04-43-amYou still have time to enter Heywood Hill’s anniversary drawing which can bring you a free hardback book every month for the rest of your life. But you have to act by the end of this month. The prize is effectively a life-time free membership to “A Year in Books”, which will cost you £325 annually if you don’t win the prize. I do think programs like “A Year in Books” are an excellent idea. If you look at the HH site, you can see that they offer a wide variety of subscription programs.

Heywood Hill (he was one person, not a pair) founded the shop in 1936. It’s a classy joint, situated in Mayfair at 10 Curzon Street. In 1991 the Duke of Devonshire became the majority shareholder, and the family are now sole owners. Nancy Mitford worked there during World War II and immortalized it in The Pursuit of Love. There’s a scene in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy situated in the shopThe New York Times Style Magazine did a piece on it earlier this year.


Notice in the photo that Heywood Hill is next door to Trumpers, hairdresser to the aristocracy! No connection to our current presidential election I am relieved to report.

(Link to drawing via Shelf Awareness.)