Fiction set in London?

Visited London a year ago and loved it. Looking for some good fiction set in London. Any recommendations?

8 Answers

  • ck1
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    There are quite a few of Charles Dickens' novels either set in London or partially set in London like Oliver Twist, part of David Copperfield, part of Great Expectations, Barnaby Rudge, part of A Christmas Carol.

    Patriot Games by Tom Clancy is set, in part, in London.

    Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers is set in London.

    Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor is partially set in London during Charles II's reign.

    Quite a number of Regency Romance novels are set in London.

    Wikipedia has a list of some works that were set in London, too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Martha Grimes novels--Inspector Jury

    Arthur Conan-Doyle Sherlock Holmes

    Agatha Christie-Miss Marple novels & Short Stories (some set in London), Mousetrap, Witness for the Prosecution

    Rumpole of the Bailey

    Source(s): Bennet Pomerantz Media Critic
  • 1 decade ago

    i love the Leon Garfield kids books, set in 1800s London. like Oliver Twist, but with glorious, black, satirical, humour which is just delicious, and captures the griminess and architecture beautifully. There's "Smith" "Black Jack" and others. The Mary Poppins books by P.L.Travers are lovely portraits of London

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Whenever Irvine Welsh isn't writing about Scotland, the setting is generally either London or Amsterdam.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is a mammoth read but 'London' by Edward Rutherford is amazing. Historical fiction that covers a heck of a lot of territory!

  • 1 decade ago

    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

  • 1 decade ago

    Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard (Tiny Tim grows up and lives in the smothering shadow of his "Uncle Ebeneezer")

  • 1 decade ago

    a great and terrible beauty by libba bray.

    it's set in the 1800's but it's so so great.

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