The Nights of London
Read Books, Jul 1, 2006 - 208 pages
The author has frequently been requested to define the secret of writing a travel book. He always replies: 'There is no secret. You either enjoy yourself or you do not. If you do, say so; if you do not - say so!' This disarming sincerity is, perhaps, responsible for the charm and fascination of his books. The feel and smell of the countryside, 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 nightly trawls of London, packed with humour and charm. Contents Include: The Nights of London - The Dead City - When the 'Tubes' Stop - Ships at Night - Under Waterloo Bridge - A Jungle Night - At a Stage Door - Night in Hospital - Fan-Tan - Drama on Wheels - Cabaret - The First Edition - A Lost Day - 'Sir Percivale' - White and Yellow - Ambition's Road - Love and Youth - Omnibuses in Bed - Dining Out - The 'Spring Onion' - 'Charlie Brown's' - Fire! - Behind the Scenes - Gladiators - The Unborn Home - Chinese New Year - The Happy Man - Sorting the '5.30' - The Thames: Two A.M. - Bloomsbury - The 'Old Vic' - The East's 'West End' - A Suburban Dance - 'Pub Crawlers' - A Night Club - To Anywhere - Our Last Inn - Dawn Over London
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