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A Reader's Guide to Writers' London
A Reader's Guide to Writers' London

A Reader's Guide to Writers' London

TRAVEL

291 Pages, 7.1 x 9.8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $35.00 (US $35.00)

Publication Date: April 2005

ISBN 9780233001258

Rights: US

Carlton Publishing Group (Apr 2005)
Andre Deutsch

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Overview

London has stimulated and fascinated writers from Chaucer, Dickens and De Quincey, to Orton, Orwell and more recently, Peter Ackroyd. Both a bedside companion and an imaginative travel guide, it leads you through the literary history of each district. Discover Boswell's Fleet Street, the Dickensian London of The Pickwick Papers and Little Dorrit and look at London Bridge through the eyes of T.S. Eliot. Packed with anecdotes about the lives of the city's writers, the book allows you to locate Dr. Johnson's favourite haunts and drink in the same bars as Dylan Thomas and Jeffrey Bernard. Accompanied by specially commissioned photographs of London today, and hundreds of illustrations of writers, manuscripts, prints and memorabilia, A Reader's Guide to Writers' London is a must for any lover of either literature or London.

Reviews

This superb, district-by-district guide to literary London includes 400 photos and illustrations, extensive information for visitors, and a wealth of detail on the writers, their homes, and the city that inspired them.