Letters from London

Letters from London by Julian Barnes

"Bush, George: praised by Mrs. Thatcher, 66; persuaded not to look 'like a fucking pansy,' 95." —Index entry for Letters from London, p.315

Letters from London takes in everything from Lloyd's of London's demise to Maggie's majesty to Salman Rushdie's death sentence. Formidably articulate and outrageously funny, Letters from London is international voyeurism at its best—a peek into the British mindset from the vantage point of one of the most erudite and witty British minds.



NOTE: When possible, editions are linked to entries in the online Julian Barnes Bibliography. These entries feature multiple images of the book and additional bibliographic details.
English Editions

Letters from London. London: Picador, 1995. [See also: Uncorrected Proof]

Letters from London. New York: Vintage International, 1995. [See also: Uncorrected Proof]

Letters from London. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1995.

Letters from London. London: Picador, 2005. [Rejacketed]

Translated Editions

Dutch - Brieven uit London. Amsterdam/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Atlas, 1996. Translated by Ronald Cohen.

French - Lettres de Londres. Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1996. Translated by Josette Chicheportiche and Maryse Leynaud. Other editions: Denoël (folio), 1997; Gallimard, 2005 [Bilingual Edition]

German - Briefe aus London, 1990-1995. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1995. Translated by Gertraude Krueger and Robin Cackett. Other edition: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, 1999.

Romanian - Scrisori de la Londra. Bucuresti: Nemira, 2006. Translated by Traian Bratu.


04/21/1995 - I-Spy Things Unravelling - Patrick Cockburn, Times Literary Supplement p.32

04/16/1995 - City of Schoolboys - Geoff Dyer, Manchester Guardian Weekly p.28

04/09/1995 - Little England, Big Apple - David Buckley, Observer p.18

04/09/1995 - London Calling - Jeremy Paxman, Sunday Times (London) p.1-2

04/08/1995 - Marmite for New Yorkers - Mark Lawson, Independent (London) p.26

Dutch Translation

09/17/1996 - Julian Barnes: Brieven uit Londen - Eindhovens Dagblad p.1

French Translation

01/24/1997 - Royalement grinçant - Christine Jordis, Le Monde des Livres V

12/19/1996 - Un Barnes très tonic - Anne Pons, L'Express p.162

11/28/1996 - Julian Barnes: l'ironie en pantoufles - Renaud Matignon, Figaro Littéraire

11/21/1996 - Nulle Part Ailleurs. Canal + (Interview on Letters from London and the film Love, etc.)

11/16/1996 - Les carnets du Major Barnes - Eric Deschodt, Figaro magazine p.117

11/09/1996 - Instantanés made in Britain - Marc Lambron, Le Point p.112

11/07/1996 - Barnes au bout du tunnel - Bernard Rapp, Evénement du jeudi p.82

11/1996 - Lettres de Londres: Extract - Julian Barnes, Lire (www.lire.fr)

11/1996 - Lettres de Londres - Matthias Debureaux, Lire (www.lire.fr)

10/10/1996 - Mister Barnes, I presume? - Jérôme Garcin, Nouvel Observateur p.109