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Gladstone’S Library

Finally, a Great Small Literary Festival: Gladfest in Wales

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
Greg Garrett

Great festivals of the arts are often large, loose, baggy monsters, as Henry James said of War and Peace. I know this because I've seen plenty of them up close and personal, as participant, attendee, or resident of the city of Austin, Texas.

Sleeping in the Stacks?: Gladstone's Library in Wales

Greg Garrett | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

In the picturesque Welsh village of Hawarden, about three hours travel time from London, a stunningly beautiful residential library has stood as a national monument to British prime minister William E. Gladstone for over a century.