Saturday, October 5, 2019

London: A Bibliography

I finally have a young adult bibliography compiled for the sketching tour I am leading to London in January. I am making that bibliography available below. For those interested in my more complete adult list, please be sure to sign up for my newsletter if you haven't already (form in sidebar) as that booklist will be made available shortly to newsletter subscribers. 

London: A Bibliography for Young Adults

Disclaimer: Please note that some of these books/videos may contain offensive language in parts. I have attempted to limit the list to books I feel are wholesome enough to be used for high schoolers. I have not previewed every single video and I do know the Crown, and perhaps other series, contain some material that would be best to skip over. Discretion advised!

Day One:
Walking Tour of Westminster and Palace Areas

— The Crown
     TV Series depicting the life of Queen Elizabeth II
— BBC TV Westminster Abbey
     Documentary about Westminster Abbey
— The Queen’s Palaces (BBC)
     Documentary about Buckingham Palace
— Downton Abbey
     TV Series depicting life in the early 20th century in Northern England
— Sherlock Holmes
— Paddington Bear
— Darkest Hour (Winston Churchill movie)
— The Royal Wedding: William & Catherine
     The royal wedding inside Westminster Abbey
— Queen and Country (PBS)
      Documentary about the British monarchy
— The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
      Documentary about the Queen’s coronation

Day Two:
Tower of London

— Secrets of the Tower of London (PBS)
     Documentary about the Tower of London

     London by Christopher Skaife

Day Three:
Kensington Palace, V&A Museum, Afternoon Tea

— Victoria 
     TV Drama Series about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
— The Queen
     Movie based on the days immediately following the death of Diana, 
      Princess of Wales
— Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy
      Documentary about Diana to commemorate 20 years since her death

     by Lucy Worsley
     by Helen Rappaport 
-- Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
    Kensington Park was used as inspiration for the story of Peter Pan

Day Four:

— 84 Charing Cross
     Movie depicting the correspondence and subsequent friendship of 
      an author in NYC and a bookseller in London

84 Charing Cross by Anne Bancroft
     The story of a friendship between an author in NYC and a bookseller 
      in London
Pretty City London by Siobhan Ferguson
     A compilation of beautiful photos from London by an instagram artist

Day Five:
Church, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery

Day Six:
Day trip to Bath

— Persuasion
     Jane Austen’s famous novel partially set in Bath

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Day Seven:
Day trip to Windsor Castle

— The Queen’s Palaces
     Documentary covering Windsor Castle
— Elizabeth at 90 (BBC)
     Documentary of the Queen’s 90 years
— Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work (BBC)
     Documentary about the Royal Family
— Bertie & Elizabeth: The Story of King George VI & Queen    
     Tells the story of the present Queen’s parents

Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia NacNeal (fiction) 

Day Eight:
Day trip to Oxford

— *Tolkien
     Movie about Tolkien’s early years including WWI and the TCBS
— Harry Potter Movie 1
     Scenes inspired by the dining hall at Christ Church College
— Inspector Lewis/Endeavor
      Murder mystery TV series set in Oxford

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
     Historical fiction telling the story of C.S. Lewis’ relationship 
     with the woman who became his wife
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
     Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) was a teacher at Oxford and wrote 
     Alice in Wonderland for his little friends at Christ Church College
    The first in Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series
-- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
-- Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
    Tells of the real-life experience of an American studying at Oxford

Day Nine:
Dickens’ London

— *The Man Who Invented Christmas
     Movie telling about Dickens’ life and the story of A Christmas Carol
— Oliver Twist
     Orphan boy lured into a life of crime on London’s streets
— Bleak House
     An orphan raised by her aunt and later taken in by a philanthropist
— Little Dorrit
     Movie about a little girl raised in a London debtors’ prison
— A Christmas Carol

     Movie about Dickens’ best-loved Christmas story

— A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
     Dickens' most famous Christmas story, set in London

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