Geoffrey Fletcher’s London in the Sixties was not the big landmarks, but rather ‘the tawdry, extravagant and eccentric’.
In The London that Nobody Knows, Geoffrey Fletcher wrote about parts of the city no one ever had before. This could be an art nouveau pub, a Victorian music hall, a Hawksmoor church or even a public toilet in Holborn in which the attendant kept goldfish in the cisterns. He was drawn to the corners of the city where ‘kids swarm like ants and there are dogs everywhere’.
A Recording Angel
From the long shelf of books about London that I keep (and keep adding to) the one I most cherish is The London Nobody Knows. Published sixty years ago, it is part whimsical vade mecum, part urban...Read more