Out in late winter this new book by Carrie Kania & Alan Oliver takes us in the street of London with the eyes and words of a collection of writers. Inspiring and nourishing this new title by ACC Art Books needs to have a place on your desk .. to get inspired to find your n ext reading . .or to refresh our love for the Capital .
London has long been a centre 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 Oscar 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.
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.
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.