Thank you for stopping by I'm taking part in the blog tour for The Bespokist Society Guide to... London and today you can catch my review. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
"sparse... some glaring omissions” FoodPorn London
“only page 23 is of mild interest” http://www.londonpetlover.com
“Wow!!! A genuinely bespoke city guide!!!” Tommy Sponge, Chairman, The Bespokist Society
You have in your hands one of the most curated city guides ever created. As the first travel book produced by the hugely influential Bespokist Society, this handy guide takes you to a London you’ve never seen: a London of challenging Etruscan restaurants, edgy branding parlours, emoji hotels and hidden Icelandic communities; a London where 8-ply toilet paper is a thing.
On the way, meet an eclectic band of inspiring Londoners - from scriveners to socialites via urban wordsmiths and coffee preachers - and see why London is now the global epicentre of Bespokist consciousness, community and culture.
I think it's safe to say that we have all at one point read a guide book for somewhere we may have either visited or planning to visit. Well this book is something extra special, I will start off by saying it is a spoof so don't pick up this book thinking it's all real! However what I will say is I was well and truly entertained and I loved the way it was a pocket guide size that made it perfect for reading on the go.
One of my favourite parts were the little Q&A's with people from the different areas of London. I had to smile at some of the things they came out with. I have only visited London on a couple of occasions but this book would be great to pack with me the next time I go, just to compare ;)
I found myself dipping in and out of this book whenever I got a spare minute but it would also work to read in one go. With lots of information to keep you amused from where to shop, drink and eat I have to say that Little Foodies in East Dulwich made me smile! I couldn't help thinking how funny it would be to actually go to these places who wouldn't want to stay at The Union and have your own 'pastry butler' just brilliant! If you like your humour slightly off beat and fun then this book would be ideal!
Witty, tongue in cheek and entertaining!
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
The Bespokist Society Guide to London is a work of fiction written by born and bred Londoner, Jeremy Liebster. Somewhat surprisingly, Jeremy is also a city lawyer – formerly at DLA Piper and now a General Counsel within a large private equity group. Jeremy is utterly obsessed with travel books and although he might poke fun at urban fads, hipster fried chicken is his guilty pleasure. He also has an unusual interest in clothes hangers.
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