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Please visit our Book Bulletin crowdfunding project at CrowdPatch to buy recommendations for our 2017/18 catalogue and to volunteer your skills, experience and contacts. All funds raised will support not-for-profit Jolabokaflod CIC’s forthcoming programme of events.

Recommendations in this category collected between 21 October 2017 (the First Day of Winter in the Old Nordic calendar) and 12 April 2018 (the last day of the London Book Fair 2018) will be published on this page by 30 May 2018, the opening date for BookExpo America and the New York Rights’ Fair.

Walking London (Updated Edition): Thirty Original Walks in and around London
Andrew Duncan
(UK: @foxchapel IMM Lifestyle Books, 2016; USA: @foxchapel IMM Lifestyle Books, 2016)

Walking London is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world’s greatest capital cities. In 30 original walks, distinguished historian Andrew Duncan reveals miles of London’s endlessly surprising landscape. From wild heathland to formal gardens, cobbled mews to elegant squares and arcades, bustling markets to tranquil villages Duncan reveals the pick of the famous sights, but also steers walkers off the tourist track and into the city’s hidden corners.

Handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned colour photographs and complete route maps, the book provides full details of addresses, opening times and the best bars and restaurants to visit en route.

UK: ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages guide to independent bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Canada: search engine | Amazon | Indigo
Rest of the world: Book Depository

Recommended by:
Paul Atherton, Managing Director, Simple (TV) Productions Ltd (film/television)

Paul says: ‘Where it all started. My passion for the hidden in my city. Amazing walks, highlighting things you pass everyday.’

Paul has recently run a campaign to raise awareness of the Homeless in London by Living in a Car for a year. You can follow his progress via Twitter @LondonersLondon using the hashtag #LivingInACar