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LiteraryTube Map of London

This tube map replaces stations with famous novels based on the area they were set in London. How many have you read?

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Most Represented Authors

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870), regarded as one of the greatest authors of the Victorian era, leads the way in terms of novels featured on the map. His writing is synonymous with the City and he has a total of seven novels featured.

Colin MacInnes

Colin MacInnes (20 August 1914 – 22 April 1976), with a reputation for depicting London youth and black immigrant culture in the 1950s, has three novels on the map.

Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene, known better by his pen name, Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) is one of the most memorable writers of the 20th century. A master of thriller fiction, most of Greene’s literature depicted far away places, though he has two novels on the map.

Margaret Harkness

Margaret Elise Harkness (28 February 1854 – 10 December 1923), published five works under the pseudonym John Law, depicting the conditions of the London poor. Writing prolifically on socialism, Harkness has two novels on the map.

Martin Amis

Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is renowned as one of Britain’s greatest writers since 1945. The son of Sir Kingsley Amis, he has followed in his father’s footsteps as a prolific author of prose and fiction. Amis’ novels on the map, Lionel Asbo and London Fields, are both set in West London.

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith (born 25 October 1975) is an established author and essayist of contemporary fiction. Her featured novels, both on the Jubilee line, are synonymous with North West London.