Reading list

Over on the Sources page you can find links to out-of-print books and pamphlets that are now available for free online, but there are plenty of books still in print that I’m sure will also be of great interest to Flickering Lamps readers. The following is a list (certainly not exhaustive) of books that have helped me with research for articles on Flickering Lamps, books that have inspired me to visit some of the places written about on this site, or books related to history or travel that I have simply enjoyed a great deal.

Max Adams – In the Land of Giants

Catharine Arnold – Necropolis: London and Its Dead

Robert Bard & Adrian Miles – London’s Hidden Burial Grounds

Bede – The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford World’s Classics)

Jeremy Clay – The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton: And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press

Mark Daly – London Uncovered: Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

Roger Deakin – Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees

Paul Gambino – Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

John Goodall – Parish Church Treasures

Charlotte Higgins – Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

Simon Jenkins – England’s Cathedrals

Malcolm Johnson – Crypts of London: Past and Present

Rachel Kolsky and Roslyn Rawson – Jewish London

Paul Koudounaris – The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses

Ian Nairn – Nairn’s London (Penguin Modern Classics)

Roy Porter – London: A Social History

Sarah Rutherford – The Victorian Cemetery

Stephen Smith – Underground London: Travels Beneath the City Streets

Peter Stanford – How to Read a Graveyard

Paul Talling – Derelict London

Michael Tavinor – Shrines of the Saints: in England and Wales

John Turpin – The Magnificent Seven: London’s First Landscaped Cemeteries

Jenny Uglow – The Pinecone

Carla Valentine – Past Mortems: Life and death behind mortuary doors

Carl Watkins – The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead

Dixe Wills – Tiny Churches

Jerry White – Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War

Peter Whitfield – London: A Life in Maps

Ben Wilson – Decency and Disorder