Bob Dylan in London – Troubadour Tales

Reviewed by Soul City Wandering author Frank Molloy. This fascinating book serves as an insight on both London’s impact on Bob Dylan’s career, and Bob Dylan’s impact on London’s musical legacy. Co-authors and Dylan aficionados Jackie Lees and K. G. Miles plot a 50-year musical pilgrimage which follows a roughly chronological route mirroring Dylan’s connectionsContinue reading “Bob Dylan in London – Troubadour Tales”

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage

AMAZON TRAVEL BOOKS TOP-TEN BESTSELLER – 5-STAR RATED “A great book… a great guide. Poems… music… history… and fantastic ways to… go for walks” Robert Elms, BBC Radio London Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. The aim of the book is to inspire travellers to engage as individuals with their journeys. ItContinue reading “Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage”

Psychogeography: A Brief DIY Guide

“The streets of London have their map; but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?” Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room. You Can Go Your Own WayRooted in the 1950s, Guy Debord’s ‘Situationists’ are still considered the most influential group in the field of psychogeography. But ‘group’ is theContinue reading “Psychogeography: A Brief DIY Guide”

Psychogeography: A Brief History

“I had often heard of the world’s seven wonders in my reading days at school but I found in London alone thousands.” John Clare. Lost In WanderingSome say that ‘psychogeography’ was just a trendy urban buzzword from the 2000s. Overused to the point of exhaustion. Others say think again, as it’s been with us, inContinue reading “Psychogeography: A Brief History”

Psychogeography: A Brief Definition

IntroductionPsychogeography: a comparatively modern label for a theme the new book ‘Soul City Wandering‘ seeks to embrace. But what does it mean? In the 1950s, the French writer Guy Debord defined it as the interpretation of “specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” In otherContinue reading “Psychogeography: A Brief Definition”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 10/10: Five Days in London by John Lukacs

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 10/10: Five Days in London by John Lukacs. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. AvailableContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 10/10: Five Days in London by John Lukacs”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 9/10: Collecting the World by James Delbourgo

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 9/10: Collecting the World by James Delbourgo. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. Available inContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 9/10: Collecting the World by James Delbourgo”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 8/10: God’s Englishman by Christopher Hill

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 8/10: God’s Englishman by Christopher Hill. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. Available in paperbackContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 8/10: God’s Englishman by Christopher Hill”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 7/10: Thomas Carlyle by Ian Campbell

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 7/10: Thomas Carlyle by Ian Campbell. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. Available in paperbackContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 7/10: Thomas Carlyle by Ian Campbell”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 6/10: Thomas Cromwell by Robert Hutchinson

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 6/10: Thomas Cromwell by Robert Hutchinson. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. Available in paperbackContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 6/10: Thomas Cromwell by Robert Hutchinson”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 4/10: Mansions of Misery by Jerry White

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 4/10: Mansions of Misery by Jerry White. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. Available inContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 4/10: Mansions of Misery by Jerry White”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 3/10: Escoffier, King of Chefs by Kenneth James

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 3/10: Escoffier, King of Chefs by Kenneth James. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. AvailableContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 3/10: Escoffier, King of Chefs by Kenneth James”

Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 1/10: Carmen Widonis by Kathleen Tyson

During the 2020 lockdown, Soul City Wanderer took the opportunity to catch up on his history book reading: These are his top ten recommendations from the pile he ploughed through (in no particular order). 1/10: Carmen Widonis by Kathleen Tyson. Soul City Wanderer’s own book Soul City Wandering was released in 2020. Available in paperbackContinue reading “Top 10 Lockdown History Books: 1/10: Carmen Widonis by Kathleen Tyson”