Harry Mount

Roundly Acknowledged

Lived in London: Blue Plaques and the Stories Behind Them


Yale University Press 637pp £40 order from our bookshop

Whenever I bicycle south from my Kentish Town flat into the middle of London, I go past George Orwell’s handsome old Victorian house – 50 Lawford Road, where he lived in the mid-Thirties. Until I read this glorious, beautifully produced book, I always thought of Orwell as a kindred spirit for choosing to live in my unfashionable patch of the city.

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