The streets of London resonate with secret stories, from East End lore to Cold War espionage, from tales of riots, rakes, anarchy and grisly murders, to Rolling Stones gigs, gangland drinking dens, Orwell's Fitzrovia and Lenin's haunts. Ed Glinert has walked the length and breadth of the city to unravel its mysteries, travelling through time from the Romans' London wall to the new Olympic site at Stratford. This is London as you have never seen it before.
Ed Glinert was born in Dalston. In addition to The London Compendium, he is the author of Literary London, East End Chronicles, West End Chronicles and The Manchester Compendium, among other titles. He founded Manchester's City Life magazine, has written for Private Eye and and leads walking tours in both London and Manchester.