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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Essentials (6 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190404848X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904048480
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 953,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Merlin Coverley is a freelance writer and bookseller. He is currently completing a PhD in London Writing at Birkbeck College, London. This is his first book for the Pocket Essentials series.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By charris on 27 Nov 2006
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A whirlwind tour through London's literary history from Dickens to the present day. Stops en route include Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Machen and JG Ballard. Besides these well-known authors there are a number of less familiar names: Gerald Kersh and Sam Selvon, Alexander Baron and Derek Raymond. Coverley includes the historical context of these novels alongside a short plot summary, key quotes and an evaluation. Essential reading for all those who love the city and the books it has inspired.
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