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Tom Gauld Cain's Jawbone cover

24 November 2021

Cain’s Jawbone goes viral!

10,000 more copies of literary mystery Cain’s Jawbone are being reprinted after the book sold out when a clip went viral on TikTok. The book, published originally in 1934, was republished in 2019 by the Laurence Sterne Trust and Unbound. It was such a success, even after the solution was found and the prize won […]

Hic sedebat Laurentius Sterne

24 September 2021

Laurence Sterne’s Chair returns to Shandy Hall

When Robert Athol, the Archivist at Jesus College Cambridge, was looking in the storerooms for a suitable seat for his office, he pulled out a likely-looking 18th century chair. On closer examination, he found a brass plaque on the back, inscribed ‘Hic sedebat Laurentius Sterne’ (‘Here used to sit Laurence Sterne’). Later he uncovered the […]

Toby and Trim on the bowling green standing beside the fossé, Toby pointing with his stick while Trim listens intently with his spade shouldered as if a rifle.

9 June 2015

Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1755-1834)

Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1755-1834) was the third English artist, after William Hogarth and Michael Angelo Rooker, to produce illustrations to a published edition of Tristram Shandy. In 1781 Harrison & Co of Paternoster Row printed eight engravings after his designs in volume V of their The Novelist’s Magazine. The originals had been engraved by Charles Grignion, James […]