Walking Dickens' London

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Dickens’ London is a unique work that recreates the sights, sounds and smells of Dickens’ London and provides a detailed itinerary for those keen to follow in the footsteps of ‘The Inimitable Boz’. Each entry conjures up forgotten scenes of London life – stage-coaches racing through the Borough; landing a catch at Billingsgate market; the uproar of a hanging outside Newgate Gaol – together with pointers to the most atmospheric, astonishing and esoteric parts of the Victorian metropolis which have survived into ...

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Overview

Dickens’ London is a unique work that recreates the sights, sounds and smells of Dickens’ London and provides a detailed itinerary for those keen to follow in the footsteps of ‘The Inimitable Boz’. Each entry conjures up forgotten scenes of London life – stage-coaches racing through the Borough; landing a catch at Billingsgate market; the uproar of a hanging outside Newgate Gaol – together with pointers to the most atmospheric, astonishing and esoteric parts of the Victorian metropolis which have survived into the twenty-first century. Step back into the past: savour the opportunity to dine in a nineteenth century chop-house; explore the rookery of Seven Dials; take tea in one of the Inns of Court; visit a Victorian operating theatre – all this and much more. Drawing upon Dickens’ life and work, from museums and monuments to hidden alleys, mews and courtyards; from railway stations and riverside taverns to grim slums and gaslight  – Dickens’ London : A Timetraveller’s Guide is an indispensable guide for anyone exploring Victorian London.
 
Dickens’ London : A Timetraveller’s Guide is written by the acclaimed historical novelist Lee Jackson, whose encyclopaedic website  ‘The Dictionary of Victorian London’ (www.victorianlondon.org) is well-known to all those interested in the history of the capital.

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Many London walking guides have trailed the footsteps of Dickens or his characters. This one is easy in the hand, nicely illustrated, and clearly written. Jackson (www.victorianlondon.org) eschews the larger metropolis, with its ties to Dickens's life, for eight walks within central London, thereby getting to the core of the city Dickens loved and its many representations and echoes in his books. Each walk, titled by the area covered, is described in about 15 pages, starting with basics such as where to begin, nearest tube station, walking time, and relevant opening hours. Jackson's narratives then each elegantly combine historical, Dickensian, and present-day details, enhanced with fine old and new illustrations and one neighborhood map per walk. Readers can use the index to trace references to particular novels. VERDICT Recommended to all visiting London, even if they think they are just going there for the Olympics!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747811343
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 861,219
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Jackson is a writer and novelist, an acknowledged expert on the nineteenth century metropolis. He has written seven historical crime novels, set in Victorian London, published in the UK, Commonwealth and France. His popular website 'The Dictionary of Victorian London' (www.victorianlondon.org) attracts two thousand unique visitors a day, and is number one for 'Victorian London' on all major search engines. A massive encyclopaedia of Victorian books, journals, newspaper cuttings, maps, diary entries (et al.) the site is regularly cited by academics, genealogists, novelists and much enjoyed by the general public. Lee has lectured on Victorian topics for libraries and museums in Kensington & Chelsea, City of London and for the Museum of London, and Museum of London Docklands.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Walk 1: St. James' and Mayfair
Walk 2: Soho and Covent Garden
Walk 3: The Strand and Fleet Street
Walk 4: Bloomsbury and King's Cross
Walk 5: Holborn
Walk 6: Clerkenwell
Walk 7: St. Paul's and Borough
Walk 8: City and Riverside
Index

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