I have never been to St. John's Wood. I dare not. I should be afraid of the innumerable night of fir trees, afraid to come upon a blood red cup and the beating of the wings of the Eagle.--The Napoleon of Notting Hill, G. K. Chesterton
If ever though gavest hosen or shoon Then every night and all Sit thou down and put them on And Christ receive thy soul
This aye night, this aye night Every night and all Fire and fleet and candlelight And Christ receive thy soul
If ever thou gavest meat or drink Then every night and all The fire shall never make thee shrink And Christ receive thy soul
--The Lyke Wake Dirge (traditional)
For Lenny Henry, friend and colleague, who made it happen all the way; and Merrilee Heifetz, friend and agent, who makes everything IK.
The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself.
And they walked away together through the hole in the wall, back into the darkness, leaving nothing behind them; not even the doorway.
THERE'S A PLACE MOST PEOPLE COULD NEVER DREAM OF. A CITY OF MONSTERS AND SAINTS MURDERERS AND ANGELS, KNIGHTS IN ARMOUR AND PALE GIRLS IN BLACK VELVET. THIS IS THE CITY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE FALLEN BETWEEN THE CRACKS.
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Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London.… (more)