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White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings

White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings

Author(s): Iain Sinclair

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1880s, Modern

In this unusual novel, lain Sinclair draws a powerful portrait of London’s criminal character by mingling secrets of the modern city with menacing personas from its Victorian age. A clan of profiteering book dealers becomes obsessed with the 1888...

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White Teeth

White Teeth

Author(s): Zadie Smith

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s-90s

This is a hilarious and poignant story of two North London families, headed by Archie and by Archie’s best friend and Samas Iqbal, a Muslim originally from Bengal. An unlikely friendship they served together in the Second World War....

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Winter’s Fairytale

Winter’s Fairytale

Author(s): Maxine Morrey

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Humour, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Step into a winter wonderland and fall in love in the snow this Christmas… Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… A few weeks before Christmas and a sudden blanketing of snow has closed the roads and...

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Without Reservations

Without Reservations

Author(s): Alice Steinbach

Location(s): London, Oxford, Paris, Venice

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

American journalist Alice Steinbach took a year off to live in four cities – Paris, Venice, London and Oxford – when she realized she had entered a new phase of life. Her sons had graduated from college; she had...

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