CITY-LIT LONDON

Introduced by Peter Watts


Discover the world's most happening city through the eyes of more than sixty extraordinary writers:


Will Self gets inside the head of a London cabby

Jan Morris flies in to Heathrow

Monica Ali smells the curry on Brick Lane

Alan Bennett gives us a ride in the Queen's carriage

Xiaolu Guo enjoys a greasy spoon cafe in Hackney

Virginia Woolf goes shopping in Oxford Street

Sam Selvon recalls the boat train arriving from Trinidad

Dostoyevsky strolls down the Haymarket

Barbara Cartland takes us to a West End ball


'There are some books that you spot and immediately curse under your breath - "Why didn't I think of that? What a great idea!" This series is one such idea' The Sydney Morning Herald

'The essential companion for everyone who loves London.'This treasure trove of a book ... a unique way to explore the ever-changing landscape of the city, through the voices of those that know it intimately' Rachel Lichtenstein

'Exposes not only the city's secret places but its very soul ... I can't imagine a more perfect travelling companion than this wonderful anthology' Clare Clark

'This impressive little series ... part of the joy of this collection is that the writers span several centuries, which means that multiple faces of London are revealed. It's an exciting selection with unexpected gems from novelists, travel writers, journalists and bloggers' Sunday Telegraph

'This timeless publication is an open door to the English capital's very heart and soul ... brings every forgotten nook and cranny to life' Easyvoyager

'A frenzied orgy of London writing. You'll love it ... bounteous flare and diversity on offer in one volume' Londonist

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