A book written by Susan Jellis and illustrated by Nick Andrew, published in 2020 by The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens*.

Bloomsbury is a leafy, atmospheric neighbourhood of garden squares, differing in size, shape and individual character but all bringing a rural ambience into the urban surroundings. This book showcases these diverse squares, traces their history and gives a sense of their life today. There are 13 double page illustrations featuring Nick’s ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ drawings which bring the modern activities of the squares to life, as well as his studies of statues and other aspects of the gardens.


‘Bloomsbury’s Squares and Gardens’ is bound in soft cover, has 95 pages and measures 21 x 21cm. ISBN No: 978-1-5272-5235-6

It is available for £8.99 from:

  • Skoob Books, 66 The Brunswick, off Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AE. Tel: 020 7278 876 enquiry@skoob.com

  • Bull Mill Studio, Crockerton, Warminster. BA12 8AY (at our First Saturdays open studios or at other times by arrangement. Tel: 07730 400784)

You can purchase it here for £11.50 (includes £2.51 UK postage + packing. Please contact me to enquire about postage overseas)


*The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens works to conserve the heritage and beauty of these spaces while encouraging safe public use which is enjoyable for everyone. All proceeds from the book will go to support their work and that of the Friends groups.