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Books & Poetry

Virginia Woolf's London

Virginia Woolf's London

How the capital inspired a great writer.
London Short Fiction: Routine

London Short Fiction: Routine

The little things are the important ones.
The Man Who Sells A Literature Fanzine To West Ham Fans

The Man Who Sells A Literature Fanzine To West Ham Fans

Push is sold in pubs, on the streets and at West Ham games.
Ever Been To Poppins Court Or Cinderella Walk?

Ever Been To Poppins Court Or Cinderella Walk?

Does Bruce Wayne have a second home in White City?
London Short Fiction: Waterloo Sunrise

London Short Fiction: Waterloo Sunrise

A strange figure emerges from the Waterloo mist.
London Short Fiction: Not Enough

London Short Fiction: Not Enough

Struggling in the city.
Step Back In Time: Alternative London A-Z Describes London Of 1953

Step Back In Time: Alternative London A-Z Describes London Of 1953

1953 guide is reissued.
London Short Fiction: Tastes Like Chicken

London Short Fiction: Tastes Like Chicken

Just how secure is the Tower of London?
London's Lost Global Giant

London's Lost Global Giant

In search of the East India Company.
Author Asks Strangers To Share Their Stories For £1

Author Asks Strangers To Share Their Stories For £1

Tube love, armed robbery and adoption.
London Short Fiction: Lyndon The Greatest Thief In London

London Short Fiction: Lyndon The Greatest Thief In London

By Sam Hogan, age 7.
Manure Sprayers And German Submarines: Early Postcards Of London

Manure Sprayers And German Submarines: Early Postcards Of London

Includes a heartwarming shot of manure sprayers.
A Damnable History Of Notting Hill

A Damnable History Of Notting Hill

High rents, huge riots, huge rants, Hugh Grant.
Michael Moorcock's Autobiography Is Nuts

Michael Moorcock's Autobiography Is Nuts

Fantasy writer disappears down his own wormhole.
Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

"Before this space opened, there was no black material available"
London Short Fiction: The Guardian Of Travellers

London Short Fiction: The Guardian Of Travellers

Advice from a bus station sage.
A modern London fairy tale to leave you a bit moist eyed

A modern London fairy tale to leave you a bit moist eyed

Chicken bones. Chicken bones. Canal’s full of chicken bones...
London Short Fiction: The Let Down Competition

London Short Fiction: The Let Down Competition

A mango has a fight with a pig.
London Short Fiction: Beyond The Central Line

London Short Fiction: Beyond The Central Line

A story for children.
A History Of Children's Books About London

A History Of Children's Books About London

Fog and poverty not pictured.
Gorgeous Paintings Of London Star In New Book

Gorgeous Paintings Of London Star In New Book

Architect turns artist in Buildings of London.
See The Spot Where Sherlock Holmes First Met Dr Watson

See The Spot Where Sherlock Holmes First Met Dr Watson

A bit of detective work.
Charlotte Brontë's Five Visits To London

Charlotte Brontë's Five Visits To London

London society wasn't for her
London Short Fiction: Graphic Novels

London Short Fiction: Graphic Novels

A Booker Prize winner with writer's block.
Spook Central: John Le Carré’s London

Spook Central: John Le Carré’s London

How the great spy novelist has spun our city.
Moby-Dick's London Connections

Moby-Dick's London Connections

Having a whale of a time in London.
7 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

7 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

For sports fans, feminists, film buffs, bookworms, foodies and more.
15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

If you thought Mr Bumble was daft...
London Short Fiction: Picking A Pocket Or Two

London Short Fiction: Picking A Pocket Or Two

You'll never believe what the squirrels are up to.
Lost Poets Buried In The Magnificent Seven

Lost Poets Buried In The Magnificent Seven

Discovered by esteemed poet Chris McCabe.
London Short Fiction: The Makings Of A Killer

London Short Fiction: The Makings Of A Killer

A dark encounter in Southwark.
London Short Fiction: The Strangest Suitor

London Short Fiction: The Strangest Suitor

When your date doesn't turn out as you'd expected.
Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Not Amaz*n.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol?

The ultimate London Christmas story.
The Forgotten Story Of England's 'Greatest Black Footballer'

The Forgotten Story Of England's 'Greatest Black Footballer'

Laurie Cunningham blazed a trail for black players.
Interested in TS Eliot's The Waste Land? Listen to this podcast

Interested in TS Eliot's The Waste Land? Listen to this podcast

The trials and tribulations of a tour guide.
London Short Fiction: The Wishing Duck Of Regent’s Park

London Short Fiction: The Wishing Duck Of Regent’s Park

Be careful what you wish for.
Why Is There No Charles Dickens Statue In London?

Why Is There No Charles Dickens Statue In London?

And yet Sydney and Philadelphia have one.
Breakthrough: New Book Celebrates Crossrail Success

Breakthrough: New Book Celebrates Crossrail Success

Tunnelling is now complete on the new line.
London Short Fiction: Lost Sister

London Short Fiction: Lost Sister

A fairy tale for modern London.
How A Royalist Becomes A Revolutionary

How A Royalist Becomes A Revolutionary

Benjamin Franklin's time in London.
London Short Fiction: Heath Swimming

London Short Fiction: Heath Swimming

Heartbreak in Hampstead.
A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London

A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London

More than hipsters reading a shopping list 'ironically'. Promise.
Meet The Man Behind The Waterloo Bridge Book Market

Meet The Man Behind The Waterloo Bridge Book Market

1000 Londoners speaks to Gareth.
The Many Faces Of Sherlock Holmes

The Many Faces Of Sherlock Holmes

From silent movies to the Beeb's latest blockbuster.
Why Does London Dominate The UK Poetry Scene?

Why Does London Dominate The UK Poetry Scene?

Three of the four finalists in the Hammer & Tongue Slam Finals from the capital.
Video: Explore Shakepeare's Lost Playhouse With Sir Ian McKellen, Part 1

Video: Explore Shakepeare's Lost Playhouse With Sir Ian McKellen, Part 1

Whatever happened to the Rose?
In Pictures: Remarkable Artworks From Roman London

In Pictures: Remarkable Artworks From Roman London

Bacchus, Neptune and co live on.
Three Of A Kind: Cultural Guidebooks For Kids

Three Of A Kind: Cultural Guidebooks For Kids

Extend your kid's cultural experiences with these fab guide books.
London Short Fiction: Mark

London Short Fiction: Mark

Struggling actor to action hero.