The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries

Literary Lunch with Margaret Willes

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Margaret Willes - From Gamekeeper to Poacher

Join us for our next Literary Lunch at the historic Williamson’s Tavern in Bow Lane which will feature Author, Historian, and Liveryman Margaret Willes.

Margaret will talk about her journey from Gamekeeper to Poacher, as she describes her move from book publishing to writing her own. She will also be discussing her eagerly awaited new book. Margaret says 'This summer I shall publish my seventh book, The Domestic Herbal: Plants for the Home in the Seventeenth Century, and am working hard on my eighth, In the Shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral: People of the Churchyard. The latter is a book I’ve always wanted to write, coming from a printing and publishing background, and therefore inspired by the publishing community around St Paul’s. It was one of the reasons why I became a Stationer. It has been an interesting voyage, one at times extremely hard going, but always fascinating'

Margaret’s other publications include: A Shakespearean Botanical The Gardens of the British Working Class The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

The cost of the lunch, offering traditional 'pub grub', will be £35 with a wide selection of drinks available to purchase. Copies of a selection of Margaret’s books will also be available to purchase and she will be delighted to sign personally the books for you.

The lunch is restricted to 45 attendees and as our previous events have been over subscribed we suggest that you book early by contacting Mike James at

Timings: 12:30PM - 2:30PM

Literary Lunch with Margaret Willes