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Literary London

October 23, 1994

Regarding "The Literature Lover's London" (Oct. 2):

London was the home of some of the world's most influential nonfiction writers, too. Karl Marx lived at 28 Dean St. When I was young, a kind man at the British Museum pointed out the chair where Marx sat for so many years, writing "Das Kapital." Edward Gibbon wrote the first two volumes of "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" while he was living at 7 Bentinck St., off Manchester Square.

MARGARET W. ROMANI

Los Angeles

To the list of writers I would add the name of Sigmund Freud. The Freud Museum, where he spent the last two years of his life, is located in Hampstead. He was a true bibliophile and an omnivorous reader. The memorabilia includes his amazing book collection and statutes, artistic items all of which evoke his very presence.

SHERRY TERZAIN

Los Angeles

I am planning a trip to London, so obviously I was intrigued by your article. The writer recommended two books, "Slow Walks in London" and "Literary Villages of London." However, these two books are not widely available or easily obtainable.

JANNA K. NEWSOM

Whittier

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