Meet the author: Love from Kew

Exclusively for Kew members: Discover a trove of hidden histories and best-kept secrets from Kew picture postcards down the decades.

'Love from Kew' postcard of the Japanese Gateway at Kew

Date and time

Thursday 25 February 2021

6pm to 7pm


Virtual online event



Exclusively for Kew members

Join author Sophie Shillito for this exclusive member talk about her book Love from Kew, a beautiful scrapbook packed with picture postcards people have sent and received from Kew across the decades.

Sophie has collected dozens of everyday stories. By turns poignant, cryptic and funny, these hidden histories are a fascinating insight into how we connect with each other and the natural world.

Members who buy a ticket to this event will be able to purchase a signed copy of Love from Kew from our online shop – we’ll email a link to ticket holders to buy a signed book.

About the author

Sophie Shillito is a writer and Visitor Programmes Manager at Kew. As well as Love from Kew, Sophie is the author of All The Little Places

Essential information

  • You will need to book a ticket to this virtual event in advance. We’ll email all ticket holders with joining instructions and a link
  • You will need your membership number when you book your place, which you can find on your membership card or on your joining letter or email
  • This event is exclusively for Kew members, though members are welcome to buy tickets for their allocated guests

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