"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Monday, May 23, 2005

London Compendium:

I bought a copy of The London Compendium at the weekend, and now intend to bore you at regular intervals with top facts about Fitzrovia.

Tonight: Adolf Hitler's half brother lived at 4 Percy St (the one between the Fitzroy and Tottenham Ct Rd), and Adolf visited him there in 1912.

Also: In 1640, the entire area was an estate, which was acquired by Henry Fitzroy, an illegitimate son of Charles II, who later became Earl of Euston.

1 comment:

john said...

looks like a dashed interesting book. wish i had some time to read and investigate all that good stuff :-/

i've just finished reading a rebus novel i borrowed from my folks while up in edinburgh. bloody good stuff but unfortunately it turns out it was the most recent one (a question of blood). kind of wishing i'd started a bit further back in the sequence...