Writer, Samson Young, is staring death in the face, and not only his own. Void of ideas and on the verge of terminal decline, Samson’s dash to a decaying, degenerate London has brought him through the doors of the Black Cross pub and into a murder story just waiting to be narrated. At its centre is the mesmeric, doomed Nicola Six, destined to be murdered on her 35th birthday. Around her: the disreputable men who might yet turn out to be her killer. All Samson has to do is to write Nicola’s story as it happens, and savour in this one last gift that life has granted him. 'A true story, a murder story, a love story and a thriller bursting with humour, sex and often dazzling language' Independent
The end of the millennium proved to be a boom time for London football. The 1998-99 season saw six of the capital's clubs gracing the Premiership, Fulham storming their way to the Second Division title and Millwall and Leyton Orient reaching Wembley. In London Fields, Charlie Connelly uses the metropolis to examine the state of the game at the turn of the century, from Charlton's mooted move to the Millennium Dome to the state of the pitches on Hackney Marshes. On his journey through the London season, he follows the FA Cup from the preliminary round to the final. From the Old Spotted Dog ground, Clapton, to the White Hart Lane Jumbotron, Connelly hopes to find that the magic of the Cup still exists in these money-mad times.
A Street by Street Exploration of the Capital's Literary Heritage
Author: Ed Glinert
Pubpsher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Criticism
From the Globe at Bankside to the Wimpole Street home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, London is, and always has been, crammed with literary life. Playwrights, novelists, diarists, poets and essayists throughout the centuries have roamed its streets, met in its cafes and retaurants and strolled in its parks and gardens. They have been inspired by its monuments, churches, law courts and theatres and have created fictional Londoners as diverse as Mr Pickwick, Sherlock Holmes, Bertie Wooster, Mrs Dalloway and Winston Smith, whose fortunes are played out against a London backdrop. This updated edition of The Penguin Literary Guide to London is a must for all book lovers and readers.
When Richard Tull, frustrated, failed novelist invited to tour America with this oldest friend, internationally bestselling novelist Gwyn Barry, to record the event, his envy and humiliation are complete. He sets out to gather the information that will destroy his best friend and pull his career down around his ears. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the, both men are being watched by a psychopathic ex-con and a young thug who have staked out their homes--watching their wives, watching Richard's small boys, the twins--waiting until the time is right... From the Hardcover edition.
Release on 1998-03 | by Bridget Cherry,Nikolaus Pevsner
Author: Bridget Cherry,Nikolaus Pevsner
Pubpsher: Yale University Press
This volume on London architecture covers the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington. It gives a view of London's expansion northward from formal Georgian squares, to the hill towns of Hampstead and Highgate.