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Literary London

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A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories.* One of the world's greatest literary cities, London has streets full of stories and buildings steeped in history.* The biggest and most beloved names in English literature have all been here, and you can still see or visit their stomping grounds and favourite places.* Follow Oscar Wilde from the literary salons to Clapham Junction; roam with Julian McClaren Ross through Fitzrovia, dropping in for a pint or three with Dylan Thomas at the Bricklayers' Arms; muse darkly over the Thames with Spencer, Eliot and Conrad; and watch aghast as Lord Byron terrorizes his publisher on Albemarle Street...Moving through time and genre, from Spencer and Shakespeare to Amis and Barnes, from tragedy and romance to chick-lit and science fiction, Literary London is a snappy and informative guide, showing just why - as another famous local writer put it - he who is tired of London is tired of life.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 294.84g
  • Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782435042
  • 9781782435044
  • 51,766

About Eloise Millar

Eloise Millar's first novel, Wednesday's Child, was published by Virago in 2004 and went on to be shortlisted for the YoungMinds Award. She is also a journalist and co-founded Galley Beggar Press, the independent publishing press that published Eimar McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.Sam Jordison is the co-editor of the Crap Towns series of books and also writes for the Guardian. He co-founded Galley Beggar Press, the independent publishing press that published Eimar McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.show more

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