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The Spell of London by H. V. Morton

The Spell of London by H. V. Morton

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The Spell of London

by H. V. Morton

Methuen & Co., 1933, small sized hardcover

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscriptions to front endpapers, foxing to fore edges, markings to covers (see photographs)

“Originally published in 1926, this book was written in response to demand for a companion volume to 'The Heart of London'. The disarming sincerity with which Morton writes is, perhaps, responsible for the charm and fascination of his books. The feel and smell of the city, also a sense of movement, find their way into these light-hearted wanderings, and, combined with humour, acute observation, sympathy and an engaging curiosity, have justly gained for them a wide and increasing popularity. This book is full of anecdotes from his daily trawls of London, packed with humour and charm. Contents Include: The Spell of London - "The Keys" (The Tower of London) - Inside "Big Ben" - Among the Kings (Tomb of the Unknown Warrior) - Little Tigers - The Passionate Triangle - Good Form - Trial by Jury (The Old Bailey) - Love and Lavender - Our Bridge of Sighs - A Voice in the Night - Fleet Street - The Front Row - "Battles Long Ago" - All in a Row - White Plague - 2 L.O - Ghosts and Pickaxes - One Hour of Life (Leather Lane Street Market) - Sister Anne - The "Junior Turf" - Miss Jones in Bagdad (Berwick Market) - The Glad Hand - A Screen Drama - Under the Arch - Keeping an Eye Open (Bow Street Police Station) - Nobody's Women - Gold Watch Men - The Children's Ward - Two in a Tower (Croydon Aerodrome) - The Boy in the Dark - One Minute to New York - One Minute to New York - On a Sunday - Just a Song - Mayfair's Cottage - The Engine Driver - Ham and History (The Royal Exchange) - The Mild Giants - The Unseen Wife - The Last Farm - Scandalous - The Girl in a Box - Behind the Window - The Rotter - Turning of a Leaf - New Petticoat Lane (Notting Hill Rag Fair) - Back Gardens - Out-Patients - Dog and Cat -Sixty Old Men (The Charter House) - The Last Tube ” - Goodreads


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