This is a great book about areas of London that have more or less disappeared from modern usage: Cripplegate, Ratcliffe, Agar Town, and so on. The writing is pitched just right: it rattles along, informs, amuses, and at the same time implies interesting parallels with modern London, while avoiding tenuous psychogeography. Recommended.
Reading: Vanished City, by Tom Bolton
28 Tuesday Apr 2015