The Flower of Cities All: London in Books

London looks lovely in early summer, particularly when the weather is being as kind to us as it is at the moment. The flowers! The birds! The lovely parks and lidos! And also, of course, the books ...

Memories of London

Edmondo De Amicis, translated by Stephen Parkin

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As a first-time visitor to London, De Amicis was awestruck by the bustle and magnificence of the Victorian metropolis and wrote a number of sketches in his trademark witty, ...

Quiet London

Siobhan Wall

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Quiet London is a guide to interesting, attractive and quiet places to meet, drink, eat, swim, rest, shop, sleep or read. It includes short descriptions, travel and contact ...

The Bloomsbury Group

Frances Spalding

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society. In this book, the ...