Len Deighton's London Dossier
First edition hardcover
|Cover artist||Raymond Hawkey|
|Publisher||Jonathan Cape & Penguin|
|Media type||Print (hardcover & paperback)|
Len Deighton's London Dossier is a guide book to London, edited by British author Len Deighton and published in 1967. It consists of a "collection of personal guides to the hidden gems and sites of London by a range of writers and raconteurs, many of them Len Deighton’s friends." Deighton himself contributes two of the 14 essays.
Among the contributors are the Sunday Times columnist and editor Godfrey Smith, musician and TV presenter Steve Race, the Evening Standard critic and columnist Milton Shulman, photographer and journalist Daniel Farson, photographer Adrian Flowers, crime writer Eric Clark, and photographer, journalist and foodie Adrian Bailey.
The book is "styled as a 'dossier' to capitalise in part on Deighton's growing reputation at the time as a spy thriller writer, and also cashes in on his growing reputation as one of sixties London's 'names' and all-purpose man about town.The book will tell you where to hire a barrel organ; where to buy snake steaks; where to find the nearest nudist colony; and how to handle taxi drivers. It's eclectic in the extreme, but a fantastic read where the mini skirts, cigarette smoke and smell of jellied eels leaps off the page."
- The Deighton Dossier: Len Deighton's London Dossier - 1967 Linked 2016-11-02
- Existential Ennui, 19 December 2011: Len Deighton's London Dossier Linked 2016-11-02
- Londonist, 23 February 2010: Len Deighton's London Dossier, Chapter 2: Food Linked 2016-11-02
- Londonist: Len Deighton's London Dossier: Our Guide To The Swinging London Guide
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- The Deighton Dossier: Len Deighton's London Dossier - 1967
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