London Authors

By Andy Bolton

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Screenprint and Blind Embossing on Saunders Waterford 425gsm
560 x 760 mm

Edition of 30, signed and numbered by the artist

C Dickens,  Great Expectations,  (set 1807–1835)
V Woolf,  Mrs Dalloway,  (set June 1923)
Z Smith,  White Teeth,  (set 1975–2000)

All three authors have set their fictions in a non-fictional place, London. Each writing about the London that they know, in order to give their characters details, and actual places in which to live, work & play. By picking out the geographic details of each novel it is possible to construct a map of the London each inhabits. Showing the ways the city has provided a changing backdrop, across the centuries.

"I made the best of my way to Fleet Street, and there got a late hackney chariot and drove to the Hummums in Covent Garden." 
Great Expectations

"She looked up Fleet Street. She walked just a little way towards St. Paul's, shyly, like some one penetrating on tiptoe," 
Mrs Dalloway

"Summer of 1955 Archie went to Fleet Street with his best winkle-pickers on, looking for work as a war correspondent." 
White Teeth

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