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Cityread is a shared cultural moment for Londoners to come together and feel more connected to each other and the city we call home, taking part in high-quality arts activities that explore and celebrate London through its stories.

“Cityread London is a terrific scheme to promote reading across the capital, by focusing on a single book that features our great city. From Charles Dickens to Peter Ackroyd and Virginia Woolf to Zadie Smith, London continues to be a source of inspiration for some of our finest writers and I hope Londoners, whether avid readers or not, will be inspired to take part in this exciting citywide initiative.”

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London