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.

Catharine Arnold – Necropolis: London and Its Dead

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

Roger Deakin – Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees

Charlotte Higgins – Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

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

Stephen Smith – Underground London: Travels Beneath the City Streets

Peter Stanford – How to Read a Graveyard

Paul Talling – Derelict London

Jenny Uglow – The Pinecone

Carl Watkins – The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead

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

Peter Whitfield – London: A Life in Maps

Ben Wilson – Decency and Disorder