Thomas Burke bibliography

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This page is a complete bibliography of the English author Thomas Burke.


  • Abduction. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1939.
  • The Bloomsbury Wonder. London: Mandrake Press, 1929.
  • Broken Blossoms: a selection of stories from Limehouse Nights. London, 1920.
  • Dark Nights. London: Herbert Jenkins, [1944]. Includes novelette "The Bloomsbury Wonder."
  • East of Mansion House. London: Cassell, 1928 New York: Doran, 1926.
  • The Flower of Life. Boston: Little, Brown, 1931.Constable, 1929.
  • The Golden Gong and Other Night-Pieces. Ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Afterword reminiscence by Grant Richards. Ashcroft: Ash_Tree Press, 2001. Only 600 copies. Collects 20 tales from Night Pieces and other collections.
  • Go Lovely Rose. Brooklyn, N. Y.: Sesphra Library, 1931. "This edition consists of 110 copies of which 100 are for sale, and the type has been distributed."
  • Limehouse Nights. London: Grant Richards, 1917. Reprinted by Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.
  • More Limehouse Nights. New York: George H. Doran, 1921.
  • Night Pieces: Eighteen Tales. London: Constable, 1935. Reprinted by Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971.
  • The Pleasantries of Old Quong. London: Constable, 1931. Published in US as A Tea-Shop in Limehouse, Boston: Little, Brown, 1931. Reprinted by Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1972 (Short Story Index Reprint Series). A Tea-Shop in Limehouse also reprinted in this series, 1969.
  • The Sun in Splendour. London: Constable, 1927. New York: George H. Doran, 1926.
  • Twinkletoes: a Tale of Limehouse. New York: Robert M. McBride, 1918.
  • Whispering Windows: Tales of the Waterside. London: Grant Richards, 1921.
  • The Wind and the Rain: A Book of Confessions. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1924. New York: Doran, 1924.


  • The Charm of England: An Anthology compiled and edited by Thomas Burke. London: Truslove and Hanson, n.d. [1914].
  • Nights in Town: A London Autobiography. London: Allen & Unwin, 1915.
  • Nights in London. New York: Henry Holt, 1916.
  • Out and About: A Notebook of London in Wartime. London: Allen & Unwin, 1919. Includes short story, "The Kid’s Man."
  • The London Spy: A Book of Town Travels. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1922.
  • The Wind and the Rain: a book of confessions. Ed. limited to 100 copies. London: Guernsey Press, 1925.
  • The Book of the Inn, being two hundred pictures of the English inn from the earliest times to the coming of the railway hotel. Selected and edited by Thomas Burke. New York: George H. Doran, 1927. English edition, Constable, 1927.
  • Essays of Today and Yesterday. London: George Harrap, 1928.
  • The Ecstasies of Thomas De Quincey. Chosen by Thomas Burke. London: 1929.
  • The English Inn. London/New York: Longmans, Green, 1930.
  • The Real East End. Text by Thomas Burke. Lithographs by Pearl Binder. London: Constable, 1932.
  • The Beauty of England. London: Harrap, 1933.
  • London In My Time. London: Rich & Cowan, 1934.
  • Will someone lead me to a pub?: Being a Note upon certain of the Taverns, old and new, of London; Presenting something of their Story, their Company, and their Quiddity. Which may entertain Those at Home, and may cause a Spasm of Nostalgia in the Breasts of Englishmen in the Dominions, the Dependencies, and the lonely Out-posts of our Far-Flung etc., where To-day, as in Kipling’s Day, Men sit Swapping Lies about the Purple East, and when they tire of that, talk in the sour-sweet Accents of the Exile, of their Favourite London Bars. Illustrated by Frederick Carter. London: George Routledge, 1936.
  • Murder at Elstree; or, Mr. Thurtell and his gig. London/New York: Longmans, Green, 1936.
  • Dinner is served! or, Eating round the world in London, being a brief glance, for the benefit of visitors, at the many ways and means of dining in London; from the fashionable restaurants of great reputation, through the various grill rooms, and the assorted nationalities of Soho, to the old chop houses and the more dainty snack bars. With some observations on the gastronomical customs of past and present; brief sketches of each kind of restaurant; and a note of any special dishes peculiar to this or that restaurant. London: G. Routledge, 1937.
  • Living in Bloomsbury. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1939.
  • English Night-Life; from Norman curfew to present black-out. London: Batsford, 1941.
  • The Streets of London through the centuries. New York: Scribner’s/London: Batsford, 1940. Also Batsford, 1949. Batsford, 1941.
  • English Inns. With 8 plates in colour and 24 illustrations in black and white. London: Collins, 1943.
  • The English Townsman as he was and as he is. London: Batsford, 1946.
  • Introducing Britain. By K. Johnstone, T. Burke, H. B. Brennan, etc. London, 1938. Revised 2nd ed., 1946.
  • Son of London. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1946.
  • The English Inn. With 24 photographs by Will F. Taylor and a pencil sketch by Edmond C. Warre. Introduction by A. P. Herbert. Illustrated edition. London/New York: Longmans, Green, 1931. Re-issue, revised. Country Books. London, 1947.
  • Travel in England: from pilgrim and pack-horse to light car and plane. London: Batsford, 1942. Also Batsford, 1949.
  • Voices on the Green. London: Michael Joseph, 1945. Anthology of original fiction, verse, song and art produced as a fund-raising project for the St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children. Conatins fiction by André Maurois, J. L. Hudson, Burke, James Laver, Frank Swinnerton, John Brophy, Marjorie Bowen etc.


  • Verses. (1910)
  • The Small People: A Little Book of Verse About Children for Their Elders. London: Chapman and Hall, c1910. Burke edited this anthology of 140 poems, which includes three of his own.
  • Children in Verse: Fifty Songs of Playful Childhood. London: Duckworth, 1913. Boston: Little, Brown, 1914. Another anthology of poems from various authors edited by Burke.
  • Kiddie Land, ed. by Margaret G. Hays and Thomas Burke. London: Dean and Son, ca. 1913.
  • London Lamps: A Book of Songs (1919)
  • The Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse. London: Allen & Unwin, 1920. New York: Holt, 1920. 66 poems supposedly written by Quong Lee.

Introductions etc.[edit]

  • Jack McLaren, My Odyssey. With a preface by Thomas Burke. 2nd ed. revised. London, 1928.