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Literary speed dating - How it went

Wednesday March 11, 2015

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Last night literary London got some luvvin as we launched the UK’s first regular literary speed date event.

In the bowels of Nordic Bar, Fitzrovia, 30 singles gathered, books in hand to embark on 15 four minute dates with other purveyors of publishing perfection.

And how they met! Ayn Rand chatted to Katy Price (seriously good eavesdropping), Chaucer was his usual satirical self, and one of the Bronte sisters got into a heated debate with both Charles Buckowski and Paul Theroux. Buckowski remained suspiciously sober but Edward Said put away a fair few units and seemed rather smitten with Zadie Smith.

So I do declare the night was bookishly brilliant. So much so that 10 people have already signed up for our next one on April 21st.

You’d be well advised to do the same before we’re overrun with bibliophilic beaus taking advantage of London’s newest dating night.