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The Faber Book of London

The Faber Book of London, edited by A. N. Wilson, described by the Literary Review as ‘A likeable, diverse, idiosyncratic and immensely enjoyable anthology.’

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From the Great Fire of 1666 to the Blitz of the Second World War, from the building of the Tower of London to the building of Canary Wharf, London has always been much more than just a capital city. This anthology, edited by A. N. Wilson, reflects not merely a sense of place but also the teeming eclecticism and vitality of a town which prompted Samuel Johnson to declare: ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.’

‘A delight. A. N. Wilson understands that London is not loved by its inhabitants for what it is, but for its vivid existence in their imagination.’ Jenny Diski, Independent on Sunday

‘A likeable, diverse, idiosyncratic and immensely enjoyable anthology.’ Literary Review

‘A perfectly splendid anthology. All London, even the bits not quite fit to be seen, are contained in this delightful collection. If you are tired of London, this book could easily help you change your mind.’ Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph