Writers' London: A Guide to Literary People and Places

Writers' London: A Guide to Literary People and Places

by Carrie Kania, Alan Oliver

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Overview

• Explore the city that inspired some of the greatest writers in history • Discover the contemporary writers still making London a literary capital today • The perfect gift for anglophiles, bibliophiles, and wanderers • Part of a new series exploring London culture, joined by Vinyl London, Rock 'n' Roll London, Art London and London Peculiars"When one is tired of London, one is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

London has long been a center of the literary world. From Shakespeare to Amis, Byron to Blake, Plath, Thomas, Christie and Rowling; many of the greatest names in literature have made this metropolis their home.

Writers' London guides the reader through homes, bookshops, pubs and cemeteries, in search of where literary greats loved and lost, drank and died. Discover the Islington building where Joe Orton was murdered by his lover, the Soho pub where Dylan Thomas left his manuscript, the Chelsea hotel where 'scar Wilde was arrested, and the Bank of England where Kenneth Graham was shot at (and missed) three times. Gathering hundreds of famous and less-well-known anecdotes, this meticulously researched volume will entertain any lover of literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788840460
Publisher: Acc Art Books
Publication date: 12/22/2019
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Based first in New York and now in London, Carrie Kania has a long history in the publishing industry. She lives with her husband Ash, their dog Foxy and a lot of books in Soho. When Alan Oliver is not reading, he can be found creating bespoke handwoven rugs. He lives in South London with his dog Delilah and a lot of looms.

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