Ed Glinert’s 'Literary London' reveals the literary history of the capital’s streets and alleyways, telling the stories behind some of our most famous historical figures. From the Globe at Bankside and Dylan Thomas’s favourite drinking dens to the fictional worlds of Bertie Wooster and Mrs Dalloway, Glinert reveals the crammed literary life of London.
Fully updated since its original edition, the guide explores London’s literary history by area, postcode and street, leaving no stone unturned. Glinert reveals fascinating vignettes from the capital’s rich history. You’ll find out where writers from Keats to Dickens lived and worked, the real location of addresses from Fagin’s den to 1984’s Ministry of Love, what Thomas de Quincey did on Oxford Street and who wrote love notes in the British Library.
With local book shop listings in addition to six themed walks on figures like Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes, 'Literary London' will inspire and intrigue all lovers of the city.
|7 Jun 2007