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Legacy Issues

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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 October/November 2017 and December/January 2018


Our October/November 2017 issue features Leonard Quart on the Difficulties of Writing a Eulogy, Frank Armstrong on the October Revolution, Malise Ruthven on Crossness Pumping Station and Horatio Morpurgo on the The World Encompassed. Also feature Chris McCabe on the 50th Anniversary of Poetry International, Jeffrey Meyers on Andre Malraux and Charles Spencer on The London Road.

Poetry by Matthew Francis, James Simpson, Will Vigar, Christopher Reid, Eoghan Walls, Angela Kirby, John Greening and Niall McDevitt. Short Fiction by John Kinsella, Jennifer Breen and Steven O’Brien, and Reviews by Erik Martiny, Rebecca Watson, Houman Barekat, Will Stone, Isabel Galleymore, Michael Nott, Ian Brinton, Matthew Scott and Lana Asfour. 

Our December/January 2018 issue features Alice Dunn on Sherlock Holmes’s London, Judith Segal on life in revolutionary Russie, Suzy Feay on the Letters of Keats and Shelley, Daisy Dunn on Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Greece and John Gimlette on Ribbleway. Also featuring Maggie Butt on My London, Frank Armstrong on Irish Sagas, Will Stone on the plight of the refugees in Calais and Konrad Muller on Heinrich von Kleist.

Poetry by Niall McDevitt, Matthew Francis, Peter Robinson, Angela Leighton, Fred Melnyczuk, Tony Roberts, Yang Lian, Sarah Westcott, Roisin Kelly, Michael Henry, Holly Howitt, James Simpson and Peter Ainsworth. With Short Fiction by Steven O’Brien, and Reviews by Jeffrey Meyers, Tom Sutcliffe, Stuart Walton, Andrew Lambirth, Sue Hubbard, Houman Barekat and Suzannah V. Evans. 

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