Caught by the River

Competition Results

26th October 2017

Last week, we had three copies of Travis Elborough’s Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters to give away, courtesy of Michael O’Mara Books.

We asked: Which stationiers, who two hundred years ago first began selling a yearly almanack from their premises at the Royal Exchange in London – then home to numerous booksellers and coffeeshops and an area previously haunted by Pepys – can rightly be said to have invented the modern diary?

And the answer is: Letts. The winners are Simone Grant, Howard Causer, and Ann Brech. Your prizes will be with you very soon!

Thanks, as usual, for all the competition entries. To be in with a chance of winning our next prize – a copy of Baxter Dury’s new album Prince of Tears, out this Friday via Heavenly Recordings – make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list before 11am tomorrow. The sign-up bar can be found in the top right-hand corner of this page.