BOOKS SET IN SOUTH LONDON

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  1. PauB

    PauB IRISH AUTHOR

    Hi everyone, I hope you don't mind me posting this on here but just trying to get some publicity for my two books which have been published by small independent publishing houses, and therefore have had limited formal marketing. The first of these books is entitled The Charlton Men and the second is The Bones of a Season, with both available through the publishers and through Amazon. The latter can be found at the following link - Amazon.co.uk: Paul Breen: Books, Biogs, Audiobooks, Discussions
    I am not trying to do any kind of hard sell, just to let people know that these are out there if you are looking for books with a South London, particularly south-eastern, angle in the run up to Christmas and the search for festive stocking fillers.
    Thanks to anyone who supports my writing and if you do I hope you enjoy the books.
     
  2. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Speaking of books set in South London, have a look at this. What the actual fuck!! WANK!! :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

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  3. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Was expecting this to be about The Borribles

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  4. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    The sign of four has a bit in south london
     
  6. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I'm at the start of book three. First time I've read them. Really good read, especially for the commute.
     
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  7. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Angry brown femme ^_^

    The Lonely Werewolf Girl trilogy us set in South London and it's excellent.
     
  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    i think there's quite a few other mentions in the stories too. ACD lived in South Norwood for a while.
    Brixton is certainly mentioned a few times.
     
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    There's always Martin Millar but he's shit
     
  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The End Of The Affair (Grahame Greene) is set mostly in Clapham, but it's so fucking bleak
     
  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  12. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Up the Junction - Nell Dunn
    Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
     
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  13. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Black Hearts in Battersea, Joan Aitken. Anything by Elizabeth Beresford.
     
  14. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Angry brown femme ^_^

    Why do you say that?
     
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I read one of his books, set in Brixton, and it was terrible.
     
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  16. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Angry brown femme ^_^

    Which one? I've read the Werewolf ones. I really liked them in a trashy modern fantasy type way x
     
  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    can't remember - looking at the list of his books now and the only one that leaps out is The Good Fairies Of New York - maybe that is set partially in Brixton but the title wouldn't make you think that!
     
  18. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Angry brown femme ^_^

    I started that one but didn't finish. He's got his own style for sure.
     
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  19. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    This is an interesting one and partly set in a squat in Brixton, iirc
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    This is also set in a squat in London but I'm not sure if it south of the river
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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    significant parts of oliver twist take place in south london
     
  21. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    The Paying Guests, also by Sarah Waters; set in 1920s Denmark Hill
    The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi; Beckenham
     
  22. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Room of Lost Things by Stella Duffy is set in Loughborough Junction.
     
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  23. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Angry brown femme ^_^

    Room of Lost Things by Stella Duffy is set in Loughborough Junction.
     
  24. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Angry brown femme ^_^

    That's weird I didn't see your post and posted exactly the same thing :D
     
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  25. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Haha..

    London Pigeon Wars by Patrick Neate features quite a lot of South London, including a memorable scene in the sky over Brixton Tesco car park
     
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  26. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

    Both of these John O'Farrell books are based in the South London area, from what I can remember there's a lot of Clapham in them...

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    ...which made it to a TV show...

     
  27. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Continuing the theme, Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English is set on a (fictional) South London housing estate.
     
  28. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Geoff Dyer - The Colour of Memory. Set in south London in the 80s, mainly Brixton. About being young, skint and sociable at that time - highly recommended.

    John Lanchester - Capital. Tale of 21st century life set across a wide variety of people. Set in fictional 'Pepys Road': while the real Pepys Road is in New Cross, I believe the fictional setting is Clapham.
     
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  29. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

  30. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    he is *so* not shit :D as a teenager they were practically the only fiction i could stomach, been recommending them to kid1 :p

    eta: milk, sulphate is his best imho...
     

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