From Newgate Prison to Covent Garden and from his childhood home in Camden to his place of burial in Westminster Abbey, 'A Pocket Guide To Dickens' London' traces the influence of the capital on the life and work of one of Britain's best-loved and well-known authors. Featuring over forty sites - places of worship and of business, streets and bridges - 'A Pocket Guide to Dickens' London' not only locates and illustrates locations from works such as Great Expectations and Little Dorrit but demonstrates how the architecture and landscape of the city influenced Dickens' work throughout his life. Each site is illustrated with substantial quotations from Dickens' own writing about the city he loved. With this book in their pockets, visitors to London in 2012, two hundred years after Dickens' birth, will be able to slip away from the Olympic Games and explore parts of London they might otherwise never see. And the residents of London who think they know the city will be surprised by the Dickens connections to be found around every corner.
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd