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London Eyes is a collection of short stories set in London.

Written by Guardian Top London Blogger Frances M. Thompson, London Eyes is a compilation of thought-provoking contemporary fiction inspired by the sights, sounds and souls of the world's most popular, and some say greatest, city.

Meet the Wizard of Elephant & Castle who stirs a secret ingredient into the
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Kindle Edition, 451 pages
Published August 2014 by Box Plot
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Emma Gray
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’m usually not the hugest fan of short stories in general but I love Frankie’s writing and this collection was brilliant. She creates such strong characters and always leaves me wanting to know more about them beyond the confines of the short story. She managed to paint London in technicolour as the ever-changing backdrop to each of these short stories and this was a feature that really endeared me to the stories.
Sofia Vasconcelos
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So good! You ll get to know better London through the eyes of real and surreal people....:) Beautifully. Written full of feelings, hope and sense of humor. My favourite was the Wizard from Elephant and Castle.
Traveling
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
being in love with London, these stories reminded me of my short time in this great city.
Annabel Krantz
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
London Eyes was a collection of short stories that exposed the real London, and it's quirky inhabitants; magic bartenders, eccentric single women, the elderly, taxi drivers, and even a cat. Each story showed a different angle to one of the many aspects of the bustling city, be it a new neighbourhood, the iconic red bus tours, or an out of the way pub.

Rather than writing about a tourist's London, I feel Thompson deliberately avoided any clichés, and stuck to slightly more obscure stories -
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Benjamin Chan
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by "London Eyes."
A collection of 12 short stories with the common playground in London.
I love this city myself, but, despite having visited several times, I do not know it as well as the author does.
Reading "London Eyes" brought me back to familiar places and showed me new sides of the city.

More importantly, this is the kind of book that I love to read:
A collection of short stories with many different characters and types of stories.
I enjoyed how the stories are
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More great short stories about English folk. So worth the read!
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Originally from London, UK, Frances is the author of three short story collections, Shy Feet Short Stories Inspired by Travel, London Eyes Short Stories, and Nine Women: Short Stories, as well as the novella The Wait, a fast-paced suspense story set in London.

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