11 June 2009

Rough Guide to London by the Book

London is a city full of history, including authors past and present.
The Rough Guide to London by the Book is a special edition Rough Guide [which was] published for Get London Reading 2006.

From Bloomsbury to Bromley, Geoffrey Chaucer to Zadie Smith, London by the Book is a guide to the city through writers and their writing.

Packed with obscure and intriguing information (How did Graham Greene survive the bombing of his Clapham house in 1941? Which nineteenth-century poet was in the habit of sliding naked down the banisters?), it chronicles the waves of novelists, poets and playwrights who have lived in London over the centuries, written about it, and developed its identity as a result.

Click here for a free to download copy of Rough Guide to London by the Book.