The Book Lover's Guide to London

Sarah Milne

Many of the greatest names in literature have visited or made their home in the colorful and diverse metropolis of London.
Date Published :
January 2022
Publisher :
White Owl
Series :
City Guides
Illustration :
150 color illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781399001144
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 7.4 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Many of the greatest names in literature have visited or made their home in the colorful and diverse metropolis of London. From Charles Dickens to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf to Bernadine Evaristo, London’s writers have bought the city to life through some of the best known and loved stories and characters in fiction.

This book takes you on an area-by-area journey through London to discover the stories behind the stories told in some of the most famous novels, plays and poems written in, or about, the city. 

* Find out which poet almost lost one of his most important manuscripts in a Soho pub.

* Discover how Graham Greene managed to survive the German bomb that destroyed his Clapham home.

* Climb down the dingy steps from London Bridge to Thames path below and imagine how it felt to be Nancy trying to save Oliver Twist, only to then meet her own violent death.

* Drink in same pub Bram Stoker listened to the ghost stories that inspired Dracula, the plush drinking house where Noel Coward performed, and the bars and cafes frequented by modern writers.

* Tour the locations where London’s writers, and their characters lived, worked, played, loved, lost and died.

This is the first literature guide to London to be fully illustrated with beautiful color photographs throughout the book. This unique book can be used a guidebook on a physical journey through London, or as a treasury of fascinating, often obscure tales and information for book lovers to read wherever they are.

About The Author

Sarah Milne was born in Hastings but has lived in around London most of her life. Sarah is a life-long book lover. Since childhood, she has enjoyed discovering all about anywhere she visits (and dreams of visiting) through the area’s stories and literature. Sarah is a journalist and freelance writer with a passion for writing both fiction and non-fiction, especially when it is about stories and books!


"Her selection of photographs makes this work not merely a guidebook, but an armchair traveler’s delightful evening companion."

- Booklist

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