From central London this guide directs the reader, street by street, on a literary voyage of discovery. Characters both real and fictional are revived as their haunts and dwellings are pointed out: Dylan Thomas’s favourite drinking dens, Keats address in Cheapside where he wrote, Ode to a Grecian Urn. Shadows of Shakespeare and Dickens are to be found almost everywhere. Anyone who thinks they know London will be pleasantly surprised by the wealth of information including six walks themed around figures such as Sherlock Holmes, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf and others.
This is a book to dip into for the armchair explorer as much as the visitor to the capital and anyone who thinks they know their London.