Soho lamplighter

London’s Last Lamplighter

The collecting of London books is an art in itself. On one side you have densely factual volumes such as Richardson’s ‘London & Its People’, photographic essays like Grant’s ‘Village London’ and Christopher Booker’s devastating ‘Goodbye London’, which catalogues the treachery of developers in the seventies. There are wonderfully mad endeavours like Hessenberg’s attempt to […]