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Two of our issues are hand-selected from our archives in honour of each new issue release. We make sure to pick a pairing that works seamlessly together to take you on a journey through time.

A great way to get a taste for The London Magazine, or for an extra dose of literature, art and poetry between issues.

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Current Legacy Issues

Our current Legacy Issues are June/July 2019 & June/July 2018


Our June/July 2019 issue features Paul Gittins on how not to write poetry, Konrad Muller on the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, and Jeffrey Meyers on Francis King. Jicheng Sun and Hal Swindall write on the fiction of Xie Hong, Mathis Clément on the cult of relics, and Will Stone on Bad Europeans. Laurel Foster contributes to the long-running ‘My London’ series, and Jennifer Johnson writes on Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead trilogy.

Poetry by Chris Emery, Sharon Black, Benjamin Palmer, George Tardios, Sue Hubbard, Byron Beynon, Roger Craik, Ronan Hyacinthe, Robert Lundquist, Katherine Robinson, Bernadette McCarthy, Frieda Hughes, and John Kinsella. With Short Fiction by Dana Combs Leigh and Chuck Nwoke, and Reviews by Suzi Feay, Stephanie Sy-Quia, Andrew Lambirth, Houman Barekat, Philip Womack, Laurence Brockliss and Alistair Lexden.

Our June/July 2018 issue features Nicholas Summerfield on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Peter Slater on ‘My London’, David Burke on Melita Norwood, the Russian ‘granny spy’, and Ella Windsor on the delights of Mexican Gastronomy. Ian Stone writes on Walter Hervey, the thirteenth-century Mayor of London, Jeffrey Meyers on Joseph Conrad’s judgement of Stevenson and Crane, Emily Priest on Anime, and Paul Gittins on ‘Selling Poetry’.

Poetry by Paula Bohince, Moniza Alvi, Hugh Dunkerley, Roísín Tierney, Sharon Black, Maggie Butt, Frieda Hughes, John Kinsella, Stanley Moss, Michael Spinks, Simon Perchik, and Hilary O’Sullivan. With Short Fiction by William Bedford and Peter Robinson, and Reviews by Andrew Lambirth, Houman Barekat, Will Stone, Emma Crichton-Miller, Suzi Feay, and André van Loon.

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