Orwell's Booklovers Corner


Orwell's Booklovers Corner

This is where George Orwell lived and worked.

Location: 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London

Description: This hideous pizza joint is where a bookshop called Booklover's Corner used to be, where George Orwell used to work and live above in 1934-35. There's an unusual plaque above the door.

While here he was writing Keep the Aspidistra Flying. Booklover's Corner was the inspiration for the book-selling passages in Aspidistra and also the source for his essay Bookshop Memories. In February 1935 he was forced to seek other lodging and moved to 77 Parliament Hill.

The bookshop, was described by one customer as 'a gloomy cave of a place', and was until 1984 called the Prompt Corner, a chess-players' cafe. Now it is a pizza house.

Themes: LiteraryLiterary Theme  RetailRetail Theme
Orwell's Booklovers Corner

This is where George Orwell lived and worked.

Ranking This Month: 2061/3019

Pages Hit This Month: 5


Credits: http://www.zardoz.net

Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


Writer Bret Harte lived here», 3.0km

HG Wells lived here», 1.8km

Vampire author lived here», 3.1km

Author Joseph Conrad lived here», 4.2km

JG Ballard's Millenium People», 5.4km

Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde», 6.4km

Novelist James Hilton lived here», 8.2km

Creator of the A-Z born here», 8.2km

Charing Cross Book Worms», 3.1km

Oliver Twist's Literary Home», 2.9km

Location Pinpointed: