L is for London by Paul Thurlby

L is for London

Written by Paul Thurlby
Illustrated by


L is for London by Paul Thurlby

An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of London as never before - through the eyes of an award-winning illustrator. Paul Thurlby takes us from A for Abbey Road, through K for Kew Gardens to Z for London Zoo in this striking book.Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author


L is for London is such fun... The artwork is incredible, and there's so much to spot. -- Steve Antony * Gurgle Magazine * The artist now lives in London, and this is his paean to the city he obviously loves ... Each alphabetic choice is perfect and highlights those touristic features that we would all choose ... Each page has little snippets of useful information too ... Invaluable for projects on London this is accessible right down to KS1 pupils ... With a sophistication of imagery this will also appeal way beyond that

to Art and Design students in secondary for example * School Librarian * It is aimed at children, but we think a lot of adults just might enjoy L is for London * Retro To Go * This is a gorgeous creation. Reminiscent of the great Miroslav Sasek in colour and style, Thurlby has put a timeless spin on his divinely-rendered illustrations, in a book that showcases the inner workings of the great city of London * Kids Book Review * Wonderful retro-style illustrations * Junior Hipster * Iconic and utterly stylish * Picture Books Blogger * Delivered with tremendous panache * Red Reading Hub * stylish....bold pictures of contemporary metropolitan icons * Time Out *

About the Author

Paul Thurlby has been a full-time illustrator since 2006. He has worked in advertising, editorial and T-shirt design, as well as publishing. His first book, Alphabet, won the BolognaRagazzi Opera Prima award in 2013. His inspiration comes from mid-century design and illustration. His style is retro-modern, with retro aesthetics and modern subject matter.

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Book Info


64 pages
Interest Age: From 6 to 8 years


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

6th October 2016



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