The city of London is the star of this collection of fifteen engaging stories from author Tim Walker. Drawing on the vivid history of the city where he has both lived and worked, Postcards from London celebrates the magnificently multifaceted metropolis that is home to 8.8 million people.
Imagine Iron Age fishermen, open-mouthed to see Roman galleys, rowed by slaves, dropping anchor at their village – a place the Romans would turn into the port and fortified town of Londinium. These Romans were the first of many men of vision who would come to shape the city we see today.
London’s long and complex history almost defies imagination, but the author has conjured citizens from many familiar eras, and some yet to be imagined. Turn over these picture postcards to explore his city through a collage of human dramas told in a range of genres. See the tumult of these imagined lives spotlighted at moments in London’s past, present and, who knows, perhaps its future.
A lovely eclectic mix .. and so very enjoyable!
A superb collection of short stories; it’s been a while since I’ve read this style and even longer since I enjoyed one as much as I enjoyed Tim Walker’s choices.
A lovely eclectic mix, all so very different and all terrifically enjoyable. I have truly relished each and every story – even the ones in a genre I would normally shy away from. Good use of language and nicely flowing sentences keep the reader turning the pages (or touching the screen!).
A magnificent triumph, my only complaint is that I didn’t keep count and was quite dismayed when I realised that I had just completed the final tale! I will definitely be hoping that this author issues another anthology – and soon.
I have no hesitation in recommending this to readers of all genres .. go on, treat yourself to a great book!
In the interests of full disclosure, I received an arc from the author which in no way affected my giving an honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: Short stories, mixed genres
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