Posts Tagged ‘London Underground’

Mike Shevdon’s ‘Sixty-One Nails’ is a very clever fusion of fiction, customs, and folklore. The action takes place on and around The Strand and Covent Garden in London, as well as venturing into the London Underground. It is also very entertaining and not even slightly girly as some of you might expect a novel about the Fey to be. I really loved it and couldn’t recommend it more highly.

You can check out Mike’s Page at the Angry Robot website, where you will also find lots of other great books. They are definitely one of the most interesting Fantasy publisher out there at the moment if you ask me (which you didn’t I know).

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The latest instalment from Ben Aaronovitch is ‘Whispers Under Ground’.

It was published a few weeks ago now, but sadly I haven’t yet found time to read it.

This time Peter is taken into the London Underground to fight supernatural crime. I’m really looking forward to it.

Couldn’t find a video at all for this one, but the website can be found here.

I’m sure that nobody would dispute the fact that Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere has set the standard for all London Fantasy that has followed it.

Considering it was a novelisation for a TV mini-series I actually enjoyed the book more, this is a normal occurrence when the book came first but rarely the other way around.

The thing I loved most about Neverwhere is the way it has forever changed the way I think when I use the London Underground. I can’t use the tube without hearing ‘Mind the Gap’ and thinking of this book!

Before my Belgian boyfriend came to visit London for the first time, this was the book I gave him to read.

Neil has a very active website and can be found on Facebook and Twitter too.