London’s literary houses

Virginia Woolf house, 29 Fitzroy Square, London

The streets of London bear witness to the famous cultural figures, thinkers, campaigners and more who have lived and worked in the capital. Across the city, a series of coloured plaques bring to life the connections between specific sites and their notable inhabitants, along with the historical events and former buildings associated with a particular […]

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The Great Fire of London and The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys Great Fire of London

350 years ago on the 2nd September 1666, the Great Fire of London began, causing significant destruction throughout the city. Over 100,000 people lost their homes and 436 acres of city were destroyed before the fire was extinguished on the 6th September 1666. But how did the fire start, and what do literary works have […]

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The Setting of London in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Victorian London map British Library

This is an adapted version of one of my university essays which looks at the setting of London in relation to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend. Let me know if you have any favourite novels set in Victorian London! Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) and Charles Dickens’s […]

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