David Headley: The golden touch

David Headley: The golden touch

I meet David Headley this summer in the usual way of the plague year, on Zoom, and it is fair to say he is not at his cheeriest. This is entirely Covid-related: though lockdown has lifted and customers have returned in droves to Goldsboro Books, the London bookshop he co-founded 21 years ago, he worries about the long-term impact on consumer purchasing power and its effect on the book trade; he is on the brink of cancelling this year’s edition of Capital Crime, the festival he launched in 2019 with screenwriter and author Andy Hamdy; and on top of that, the registry office cancelled his wed...

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