May Book Club

May Book Club

In overview, Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell, is the tale of Shakespeare’s son, who died of the plague, aged 11. However, the book is so much more than that. The story is told from the perspective of his mother, Agnes (or Anne) Hathaway, a healer and herbalist who has...
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

The history behind Kew Gardens Sarah Oldridge, Adult Education Co-ordinator at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for over 20 years, talked to us about the history and the secrets of Kew Gardens. It’s on our doorstep … we’ve all probably been there at least...
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