Samuel Pepys’ Diary. Bench created by Michele Petit-Jean.
The Jungle Book. Bench created by Ruth Green.
We wrote about Books About Town back in December, a project to turn install book-shaped benches throughout London. The benches launched earlier this week, with 50 different designs by artists and writers to be discovered all around the capital. The books all have a link to London, from Mary Poppins to Bridget Jones, Peter Pan to Mrs Dalloway, meaning there should be a bench for most literary persuasions.
The Railway Children. Bench created by One Red Shoe.
There are four different trails you can follow around the city to discover the books: Bloomsbury, the City, Riverside and Greenwich – where all these benches were spotted.
All the benches will be auctioned on the 7 October, with profits going to the National Literary Trust.
The Canterbury Tales. Bench created by Beth Quinton.