“This book will prove valuable to all those interested in the history of London and in the history of English poetry. So climb aboard this open-topped, double-decker poetic bus, and prepare to enjoy the history of London in verse!”
－－Professor Mark Ford, the Head of UCL English Department
This book is for readers who are interested in English literature and history of London. The author Allison Lin not only explores some of the greatest poems written about London, from John Keats to Wendy Cope, from Tennyson to T.S. Eliot, but also interweaves their works into five themes: Love, History, Metropolis, Cultural Exchange, and Urbanity. This collection of poems brings English literature and history of London together, and making it an enriched reading experience that is full of witty and entertaining.