City Breaks

London Episode 26 Literary London

August 18, 2021

A set-in-London booklist, four reading anthologies based on London and four walking tours focussed on the capital's best-known authors.  Plus, a whole selection of snippets of poetry and prose.  In short, a comprehensive introduction to literary London and a host of follow-up ideas.  This episode brings you everything from Dickens to J K Rowling, from the London of Agatha Christie's 'At Bertram's Hotel' to that of Tarquin Hall's 'Salaam Brick Lane'.

Useful links
https://brightnomad.net/books-set-in-london
https://www.london-walking-tours.co.uk/free-tours/dickens-london.htm
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/walks-and-itineraries/self-guided-walks-and-trails/shakespeares-london
https://www.london-walking-tours.co.uk/the-sherlock-holmes-mystery-trail.htm
https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/london-l57/london-harry-potter-walking-tour-t390509
https://www.visitlondon.com

Reading ideas
London: An Illustrated Literary Companion by Rosemary Gray
The Blue Guide Literary Companion to London compiled by Robin Saikia
Fictional London: A Guide to the Capital's Literary Landmarks by Stephen Halliday
City Lit London edited by Heather Reyes

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