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James Boswell (1740-1795) - advocate, traveller, journalist, Scotsman and author of that most amazing book, the Life of Johnson. This site is dedicated to the life of Boswell.
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250 years ago today a living legend walked into a small bookshop near Covent Garden. That legend was (Dr.) Samuel Johnson - lexicographer, author, literary critic, wit, etc. In the shop was a young Scotsman, who had for a long time hoped to meet the great Johnson. That young man was James Boswell, the 22 year old son af a Scottish judge, who had reluctantly allowed the young son to go to London...Read more
The long awaited programme for the Boswell Book Festival 2013, which will take place May 17-19 in the grounds of Auchinleck House, has been released, and it looks amazing! Editor of the Yale Boswell papers, Gordon Turnbull, will return to Auchinleck, and on Saturday evening brilliant actor John Sessions will perform his brand new play A Life in Music. John will be back on the next day to end the...Read more
I would like to take the opportunity to wish all you visitors to jamesboswell.info a merry christmas and a happy new year. This past year has been fairly eventful when it comes to James Boswell related events, with the Boswell Book Festival having taken place for the second time in the grounds of Auchinleck House, another volume of the Yale research edition of Boswell papers having been published...Read more