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Times change: a literary tour of London

Times change: a literary tour of London

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Even wondered what London looked like ten, twenty, fifty years ago? You might find the answer in words, rather than pictures... You know that a city is great – that it’s got life, histories and stories – when there are lots of books about it. Not just about it, but about the people who live in this said city, who walk its streets, go in and out of its buildings, drink coffees and teas in its cafes, work, love, fight, suffer. Readers learn to love the city as much as they love the characters; they feel like they’re there, in the book, with them. I’ve often wondered if London is still the same city that so many novels talk about, so I decided to have a walk and go find out. I took my favourite books set in London, and I went to see what had changed. Nick Hornby – A long way down Nick
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