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Hi! Could you recommend some good books that take place in London? :)

Asked by Anonymous

Hello! That’s a tricky question. Here’s a few that I remember: The Snow, A World Between Us (only the beginning, the rest is set in 1930s Spain), Genus (I’m reading this now and it’s set in King’s Cross), The Name of the Star, Londoners (an excellent selection of interviews), 1984, Brave New World, The Picture of Dorian Gray, High Fidelity, About a Boy, Her Fearful Symmetry, 13 Little Blue Envelopes (partly), Sister, A Great and Terrible Beauty, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (a little).

I also really love books by Danny Wallace and I’m looking forward to reading Clockwork Angel and Fallen Grace. And Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is on my wishlist.


Notes

  1. konfetti said: I’ve just started listening to a dramatisation of Neverwhere on BBC Radio 4 Extra. It’s up until 29th March.
  2. traverserlemonde said: Brick Lane Oliver Twist The Ghost Map is non-fiction, but really interesting.
  3. allthatjazzm said: I’ve just done a year long uni module on writing London, would recommend Mrs Dalloway (Woolf), The Night Watch (Waters), Saturday (McIwan), Absolute Beginners (MacInnes). & try Londonfictions.com
  4. shes-just-like-the-weather said: The Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch is well worth a read. There’s three books so far and they’re all great.
  5. alizabug said: the childrens’ book Un Lun Dun by China Miéville was very interesting from what i can remember of it