Reader's Guide to Writers' London

Reader's Guide to Writers' London

by Ian Cunningham
     
 

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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

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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.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780233001258
Publisher:
Deutsch, Andre
Publication date:
05/03/2005
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
1,483,993
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.03(d)

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