Layers of London Book Club!

“Bifil that in that seson on a day, In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay”

“We met next day as he had arranged, and inspected the rooms at No. 221B, Baker Street, of which he had spoken at our meeting.”

"Well, there you are, boy. Platform nine -- platform ten. Your platform should be somewhere in the
middle, but they don't seem to have built it yet, do they?"

From Chaucer to Rowling, the city has been a home for fictional characters as they navigate the streets,
finding romance, trouble, mystery and magic. Layers of London would like to capture the places mentioned in London set fiction and we’d like your help.

We’ve selected 20 books that we’d like mapping and here’s the deal:

  • We’ll send you one of the books.
  • You read it (noting any London locations mentioned)
  • You map the locations on Layers of London and help us build up a collection for fictional London.

If you would like to help us out and receive a free book simply email [email protected] and
complete the sentence below:

“I’m going to enjoy mapping London’s fiction because...”

The 20 books on offer are:
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Ben Aaronovitch - Rivers of London
Daniel Defoe - A Journal of the Plague Year
Emmeline Pankhurst - Suffragette: My Story
Evelyn Waugh - Vile Bodies
George Gissing - The Nether World
Iain Sinclair - London Orbital
Ian McEwan - Saturday
James Boswell’s London Journal
Martin Amis – London Fields

Monica Ali - Brick Lane
Muriel Spark – The Ballad of Peckham Rye
Oscar Wilde – Picture of Dorian Gray
Paula Hawkins - The Girl on the Train
Sam Selvdon- The Lonely Londoners
Samuel Pepys - The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Sebastian Faulks - A Week in December
Stella Duffy – London Lies Beneath
Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway
Wendy Moore - How to Create the Perfect Wife

All participants will be invited to an online social event to discuss the books they’ve mapped