Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s…
Every Tuesday over at the The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic. The topic this week is:
Top Ten Books With ‘X’ Setting
My choice is ‘books set in London’ and they are as follows:
- The Harry Potter series! This being my Harry Potter month I felt compelled to get this one into the mix.
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – I love this story and the underground stations that dwell below are just brilliant!
- Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. I’ve read lots of the Sherlock Holmes stories so won’t particularly recommend any one. They’re all great – although perhaps I could nudge you gently towards Hound of the Baskervilles.
- Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye – I can’t recommend this book enough! It was just fantastic and I loved it.
- Fated, an Alex Verus novel by Benedict Jacka – I’m not fully uptodate with this series but I will eventually catch up!
- The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger (Soulless, etc). Highly entertaining steam punk and tea time shenanigans.
- Mayhem and Murder by by Sarah Pinborough – gothic horror on the streets of London – what’s not to love!
- A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – a little bit of a cheat this one in more ways than one. Lady Trent originates from a place that is like an alternate London and – to be honest the majority of the stories are based elsewhere. But I do love this series so thought it was worth mentioning.
- Vampire Empire by Clay and Susan Griffith – not set purely in London but a good deal of the action takes place there – a world overrun with vampires!
- Delia’s Shadow by Jamie Lee Moyer