Two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal, hapless veterans of World War II, become agents of England's irrevocable transformation. Set against London's racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future.
Year: 2000 Genre: Fiction
Essays by 80 Londoners. A unique look into London from a local perspective from people who live, left, and love London.
Year: 2012 Genre: Nonfiction
A snapshot of London life in Bloomsbury on one wintry evening. Beautifully descriptive and transportive. You almost feel warmed by the candle light Woolf describes.
Year: 1930 Genre: Short Story
A historical novel about the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell int he court of Henry VIII through to the death of Sir Thomas More.
Year: 2009 Genre: Fiction
A bizarre novel about a subterranean world of London, and interesting take on the footprint of London.
Year: 1996 Genre: Fiction
A day in the life of a high-society woman hosting a party at her London home that night
Year: 1925 Genre: Fiction
THE OLD MAN AND ME
Honey Flood arrives in London with only her quick wits and a scheme. To get what she wants, she'll have to seduce the city's brightest literary star.
Year: 1964 Genre: Fiction
A bangladeshi immigrant in London is torn between the kind, tedious older husband with whom she has an arranged marriage (and children) and the fiery political activist she lusts after.
Year: 2003 Genre: Fiction
Andy’s obsession with the London Underground is interfering with his life. On the eve of his wedding, he makes a drunken bet that challenges him to travel through ever single Tube station in just one day.
Year: 2014 Genre: Fiction
Nina Stibbe moved to London in 1982, hired as a nanny to the sons of London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers and her ex-husband, director Stephan Frears. Cue candid encounters with some of London's literary elite, as neighbours such as Alan Bennett popped round for dinner.
Year: 2014 Genre: Nonfiction
THE QUEEN OF THE TAMBOURINE
Traces the emotional breakdown and eventual restoration of Eliza Peabody, a smart and widly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous London neighborhood.
Year: 1991 Genre: Fiction
THE LONELY LONDONERS
From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950's.
Year: 1989 Genre: Fiction
THE FIRST BOHEMIANS
In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centered on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary evolved in the 18th century. It was the world's first 'Bohemia'.