Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City
Imagined London is an homage to the city whose streets Quindlen has walked countless times in the pages of books. Though she has loved London for many years through literature, this book marks her first trip there, and she spares the reader no detail of the important cultural and fictional places she visits.
"If you have spent your days in an armchair with a book, your nights reading yourself to sleep, then London is the central character in so much of what you have read that it is as though it is your imaginary home, a place whose lineaments are as clear as those of your own living room despite the fact that — at least in my case — you have never set foot in the place."
Anna Quindlen is the author of both fiction (One True Thing, Rise and Shine, Blessings) and non-fiction (Short Guide to a Happy Life, How Reading Changed My Life, Plenty of Cake).
Length: 192 pages
Set in: London, England