Fifty Shades of London (Audiobook)
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Read by Richard Mitchley, David Shaw-Parker & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 1hr 50mins)

This vast and teeming metropolis that many of us call home sits astride a small river on a small island anchored off the north-west shores of Europe.   Yet its very name ‘London’ is famed, admired and known worldwide.  Its growth from hamlet, town, fortification, city and centre of Empire is one of rich reward.  Within its ever-changing borders that are forever moving outwards are gems of architecture across cultures, times and influences that exist in very few other places.  Its diaspora of peoples and cultures overlap, thrive, compete and influence this leviathan of a world city.

Within this volume poets, including the likes and stature of Samuel Johnson and William Blake to Thomas Hardy and Katherine Mansfield, with mere words conjure up the City and its life; its hopes, its troubles, its follies and it’s people.

In this compilation - 

1 - Fifty Shades of London - An Introduction
2 - A Ballad of London by Richard Le Gallienne
3 - London by Joanna Baillie
4 - Dear Old London by Eugene Field
5 - The London Bobby by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
6 - London Types - Bus Driver by William Ernest Henley
7 - The Cockney Soul by Henry Lawson
8 - London Roses by Willa Silbert Cather
9 - Behind the Scenes. Empire by Arthur Symons
10 - A London Fete by Coventry Patmore
11 - London Hast Thou Accursed Me by Henry Howard
12 - London by William Blake
13 - A London Thoroughfare. 2 AM by Amy Lowell
14 - Impression de Nuit (London) by Lord Alfred Douglas
15 - London, My Beautiful by F S Flint
16 - London in July by Amy Levy
17 - A London Plane Tree by Amy Levy
18 - In a London Square by Arthur Hugh Clough
19 - London I by Julian Bell
20 - London Poets by Amy Levy
21 - Chatterton in Holborn by Ernest Rhys
22 - West London by Matthew Arnold
23 - Ballade of the 'Cheshire Cheese' in Fleet Street by T W Rolleston
24 - Hyde Park At Night Before the War; Clerks by D H Lawrence
25 - London After The Great Fire 1666 by John Dryden
26 - His Tears To Thamesis by Robert Herrick
27 - The Thames At Mortlake by Ben Jonson
28 - Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
29 - London Interior by Harold Munro
30 - Compensation by Arthur Conan Doyle
31 - In A London Drawingroom by George Eliot
32 - Freedom in a Suburb by Ernest Radford
33 - Death In A London Lodging by Richard Le Gallienne
34 - In Westminster Abbey, October 12th 1892 by John Todhunter
35 - On the Tombs At Westminster Abbey by Francis Beaumont
36 - Scenes In London I - Piccadilly by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
37 - Scenes In London II - Oxford Street by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
38 - Scenes In London III - The Savoyard In Grosvenor Squeare by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
39 - London Snow by Robert Seymour Bridges
40 - From Piccadilly in August by John Freeman
41 - Piccadily Circus At Night; Street Walkers by D. H.  Lawrence
42 - Letter From Town; on a Grey Morning in March by D H Lawrence
43 - The Call to London by Radclyffe Hall
44 - The Foggy Dew by Katharine Tynan
45 - The Little London Girl by Kate Greenaway
46 - Farewell to London in the Year 1715 by Alexander Pope
47 - Written in London on the 19th March 1796 by Matilda Betham
48 - On My Leaving London, June the 29th by Sarah Fyge-Egerton
49 - His Return to London by Robert Herrick
50 - A Satire Against the Citizens of London by Henry Howard
51 - London, A Poem, In Imitation of the Third Satire of Juvenal by Samuel Johnson