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20th Century London Fiction

The 20th century has seen remarkable changes in London: there's been widespread regeneration of its Victorian slums, but the collapse of many industries has left vast areas derelict. The Second World War brought nightly Luftwaffe bombing raids that destroyed countless homes and iconic public buildings. Postwar immigration began the process that now sees over 300 languages spoken here. Swinging London in the 1960s was the place to be seen. In the 1980s the Square Mile reinvented itself as one of the most important economic hubs in the world. And amidst all this tumult, the people of London have lived out their ordinary and extraordinary lives.

You find the flavour of the changing decades in our pick of 20th century London fiction.

 

20th Century London Fiction: The 1980s and 1990s

The Line of Beauty
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Alan Hollinghurst
 
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London Fields
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Martin Amis
 
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Some Kind Of Black
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Diran Adebayo
 
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White City Blue
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Tim Lott
 
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Downriver
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Iain Sinclair
 
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20th Century London Fiction: The 1970s

Capital
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Maureen Duffy; Paul Bailey
 
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I'll Go To Bed At Noon
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Gerard Woodward
 
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The Buddha of Suburbia
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Hanif Kureishi
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The Magic Toyshop
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Angela Carter; Carmen Callil; Carmen...
 
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An Experiment in Love
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Hilary Mantel
 
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Johnny Come Home
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Jake Arnott
 
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20th Century London Fiction: The 1960s

The Lowlife
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Alexander Baron
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The Furnished Room
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Laura Del-Rivo
 
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Sour Sweet
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Timothy Mo
 
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Towards the End of the Morning
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Michael Frayn
 
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20th Century London Fiction: World War II & the 1950s

Under The Net
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Iris Murdoch; Kiernan Ryan
 
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The Ballad of Peckham Rye
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Muriel Spark; William Boyd
 
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The L-Shaped Room
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Lynne Reid Banks
 
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Absolute Beginners
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Colin MacInnes
 
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The Lonely Londoners
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Sam Selvon; Nasta Susheila
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The Heat Of The Day
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Elizabeth Bowen
 
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Caught
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Henry Green; Jeremy Treglown
 
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20th Century London Fiction: The 1930s

Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky
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Patrick Hamilton; Michael Holroyd
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London Belongs to Me
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Norman Collins
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Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A...
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Barbara Comyns
 
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After Leaving Mr Mackenzie
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Jean Rhys; Lorna Sage
 
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Jew Boy
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Simon Blumenfeld
 
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Night and the City
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Gerald Kersh
 
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20th Century London Fiction: Pre-1930

Mrs Dalloway
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Virginia Woolf; Carol Ann Duffy;...
 
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Vile Bodies
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Evelyn Waugh; Richard Jacobs; Richard...
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Antic Hay
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Aldous Huxley
 
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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
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G. K. Chesterton; Matthew Beaumont;...
 
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Rain on the Pavements
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Roland Camberton
 
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