From Virginia Woolf on Oxford Street to Monica Ali on Brick Lane - the best-ever writing on London for the 2012 Olympics?
‘There are some books that you spot and immediately curse under your breath – “Why didn’t I think of that? What a great idea!” The city-pick series is one such idea …’ Bruce Elder, The Sydney Morning Herald
city-pick series: New York, Berlin, Paris, London, Venice, Amsterdam, Dublin, paperback, $14.25
We were on the hot slopes of the Acropolis and wanted to read a selection (not too big) of writing about Athens. We didn’t want another guide book. We wanted fresh, exciting writing that illuminated the city. There wasn’t anything. Not in Athens, London or New York. So we – I’m ex-UK HarperCollins – decided to create our own titles in 2009.
The result is Oxygen Books’ innovative city-pick series featuring some of the best-ever writing on favourite world cities. It’s already been called ‘superb .. like having your own iPad loaded with different tomes’ (London Times), ‘wonderful’ (London Guardian) ‘sublime’ (The Sydney Morning Herald) and praised for its ‘super-relevant destinations’ (Lonely Planet Magazine)
Each paperback book includes over fifty writers, fiction and non-fiction, past and especially present, including newly translated writing. So far we’ve published titles on New York, Berlin, Paris, London, Venice, Amsterdam and Dublin – St Petersburg, Istanbul and Jerusalem/ Tel Aviv follow soon. More details are on www.oxygenbooks.co.uk
All our books are now available in North America at www.bookdepository.com (P & P free) and we’d very much like to send you our titles for your perusal.
Please do let us know if you need any more information.
Our UK contacts are firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0) 1277 263770