London Lies

  Print ISBN: 978-1-909208-00-1

London Lies: Urban Tales from Liars' League

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London Lies Cover. Image copyright Karen Keogh

From the mean streets of Hackney to sleepy South London suburbs, from boho Bloomsbury to City wine bars, London Lies is a tour of the capital as you’ve never seen it before. What happens when a girl on her way to work is propositioned by a frog? When a man breaks into London Zoo to fight a hippo? When nuclear bombs fall on a future London, when the rats rise up to rule us or – most terrifying of all – when Scrabble goes bad?

Londonist review ‘…nearly had us snivelling on a commuter train.’ ‘…each has a distinctive voice and a point to make. Perfect for reading in bite-sized chunks on the way around town.’

Sabotage Review ‘…this is one of the most enjoyable story collections I’ve had the pleasure of reading in several years.’ ‘…the consistently high quality of London Lies makes it difficult to review. Every time I have sat down to start writing, I’ve wanted to highlight different stories.’

Moving from 1930s Camden to a Royal Wedding “riot”, via football fights, office steeplechases and awkward dates in art galleries, London Lies is a bizarre, funny, moving and sometimes unnerving glimpse into the secret life of the city we all love and know … or do we?

Featuring nineteen writers and twenty-three stories showcased at London’s Liars’ League, the award winning monthly live literature event.

Check our events page for video fo authors reading stories from London Lies.

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Well, we try not to anyway, what’s a storm when you have books to launch? Our audience was a little diminished for the launch of Foraging and With Paper for Feet, announced by a flurry of text and emails saying that various modes of transport were curtailed, delayed or unavailable.

We had a good time nonetheless. Here’s a couple of videos from the launch at The Nightingale Room at Keats House Library.

Joy Howard reading A Perfect Hexagon from Foraging

and Jennifer A McGowan reading Icarus from With Paper for Feet

You can catch Jennifer reading from With Paper for Feet next on

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North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove London W11 1PZ
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