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Barbican Library

Discover the fascinating and surprising literary history of the City.


City by the Book: The surprising literary history of the Square Mile
12.30pm - 1.30pm
FREE - book online

Charlotte Bronte loved it, Alexander Pope hated it. Known mainly as a place for money-making and trade, the narrow alleyways of the City also gave birth to writers and poets. It either charmed or repelled its visitors and has featured in and inspired books and poetry over the centuries.

The City is awash with literary landmarks that will delight and surprise you. Join City Guide and lecturer, Jill Finch, for a talk on the City of London's literary influence.

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© Jill Finch

Free, just turn up


Barbican Library
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

The Barbican Library

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