Authors Andrew Whitehead, Zoe Fairbairns and Sarah Wise shared background stories on their contributions to the anthology London Fictions at Woolfson & Tay at a Tuesday evening session on 16 July 2013. The evening proved to be a fascinating journey which delved into London's past and present. Historian Sarah Wise's exposition of Arthur Morrison’s 1896 novel A Child of the Jago shed light on life in the Old Nichol slum in Shoreditch during the Victorian era, while Zoe Fairbairns trek through Clapham Common - in an attempt to retrace the world conjured in Pamela Hansford Johnson's This Bed Thy Centre - revealed that while much had changed, much also remained the same. Andrew Whitehead rounded off the evening by exploring the slums of London as evoked in George Gissing's The Nether World. The evening was a celebration of not only London fiction per se, but also the diversity of the microcosmic worlds which coexist in the great historic city of London. To learn more about London's evolution, grab a copy of London Fictions or to explore other readings, visit www.londonfictions.com.