From 221B Baker Street to Platform 9 3/4: A Guide to London's Literary Landmarks (BOK)
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London is unrivalled as a source of inspiration for writers from Geoffrey Chaucer to Zadie Smith. This book will explore the capital both from the viewpoint of the many writers who have used it as a stage for their plots and their characters; and of the readers whose imagination is fired by the knowledge that they are standing outside the home of David Copperfield on the Strand or Count Dracula's residence in Piccadilly. All of London's fictional clubs, pubs, restaurants, houses and streets that have been made famous in the works of the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, Bram Stoker and Evelyn Waugh are featured in this exhaustively researched volume. Listed geographically and alphabetically, each entry provides a description of the location, its place in literature and its inspiration. From Fleming's legendary Blades Club in Mayfair that made appearances in both "Moonraker" and "Goldfinger" to Waugh's bohemian Shepheard's Hotel from "Vile Bodies" that was based on the celebrated Cavendish Hotel to the haunts of Sherlock Holmes and Bertie Wooster, "London in Literature" will appeal to all lovers of classic fiction set in the great city.