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Jason Goodwin is a highly acclaimed historian, traveller, writer and novelist who has written extensively about the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul. His new book, A Pilgrim’s Guide to Sacred London, shows the London that nobody sees:
“Erudite and insightful, yet most of all practical. Don’t step out in London without it.” (The British Pilgrimage Trust)
Beneath the carapace of busy London lie relics of an old enchantment, when Guildhall was the palace of Trojan kings and Westminster Abbey was the holy of holies, secluded on Thorney Island. Sacred London shows the capital in a new light. Bathed in the gleam of saints and angels, discover a city of river worship, ancient stones, and holy wells. Visit places of sanctuary and haunts of peace, picked out from the scrum of the modern city, quiet churches and forgotten wildernesses, in the very heart of London.