Octagonal Library

The collection of books on board A Room for London was housed in the octagonal library, built into the wheelhouse of the Roi des Belges. To help populate the shelves, Foyle's provided numerous books that delve further into the themes that ebbed and flowed throughout the year-long project: from contemporary London to river journeys, from the history of art to the legacy of empire. As 2012 progressed, words and ideas found in the library occasionally made their way into texts written for A London Address by a series of monthly resident writers.

Following is a full inventory of the books found in the octagonal library:

A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond
A Burnt Out Case, Grahame Greene
A Guide to 706 Items in 2 hours 56 Minutes, Andy Warhol
A Guide to the Architecture of London, Edward Jones & Christopher Woodward
A Journey To The East, Herman Hesse
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
A Week at the Airport, Alain de Botton
A Week in December, Sebastian Faulks
Across Seven Seas and Thirteen Rivers, Ed Caroline Adams
Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology: Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984, Michel Foucault
African Trio, Georges Simenon
Angels, Gilles Neret
Anil's Ghost, Michael Ondaatje
Atlas of Remote Islands, Judith Schalansky
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Blood River, Tim Butcher
Boswell's London Journal 1762 - 1763, James Boswell
Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable, Russ Wiley
Brick Lane, Monica Ali
British Art Show 6, Emma Mahony, Alex Farquharson and Andrea Schlieker
Capital, Maureen Duffy
City A - Z, Steve Pile and Nigel Thrift (eds.)
City of the Mind, Penelope lively
The Cloudspotter's Guide, Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Concrete Island, J G Ballard
Conrad and his World, Norman Sherry
Dark City, William Eckersley
Dispatches, Michael Herr
Domesday, Michael wood
Downriver, Iain Sinclair
East End Chronicles, Ed Glinert
Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750-1850, Maya Jasanoff
Effi Briest, Theodor Fontane
Empire, Niall Ferguson
Englands Dreaming, Jon Savage
Every Day is a Good Day: The Visual Art of John Cage, Kathan Brown, Irving Sandler and Jeremy Millar
Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure, Tim Jeal
Eyeball Massage, Pipilotti Rist
Fifty Years of Painting, Ed Ruscha
Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
Flashback, Anish Kapoor
For All The Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favorite Drink, Sarah Rose
Ghosts of Empire, Kwasi Kwarteng
Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, Iain Sinclair
Hampstead Heath: The Walker's Guide, David McDowall and Deborah Wolton
Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd
Heart of Darkness (graphic novel), Catherine Anyango
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (Folio)
Heavenly Mansions, John Summerson
How Proust Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton
How to be Good, Nick Hornby
In Search of London, HV Morton
In the City, Paul du Noyer
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
King's Road: The Rise and Fall of the Hippest Street in the World, Max Décharné
Last Men in London, Olaf Stapledon
Leopold II of the Belgian, Barbara Emerson
Letters, Kenneth Tynan
Lighthousekeeping, Jeanette Winterson
Lights out for the Territory, Iain Sinclair
Limehouse Lights, Thomas Burke
London at War: 1939 - 1945, Philip Ziegler
London Calling, Barry Miles
London Fields, Charlie Connelly
London Fields, Martin Amis
London from Punk to Blair, Joe Kerr
London Revealed, John Freeman
London Street Photography, Mike Seaborne
London Under London: A Subterranean Guide, Richard Trench and Ellis Hillman
London, Signale aus der Weltmaschine, ed Matthias Politycki
London, A Pictorial History
London: A City of Disappearances, Iain Sinclair
London: A Life in Maps, Peter Whitfield
London: A Social History, Roy Porter
London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd
London's Lost Rivers, Paul Talling
Lost Highway, Peter Guralnick
Lost London 1870-1945, Phillip Davies
Love is What You Want, Tracey Emin
Mapping London, Simon Foxall
Mental States, George Condo
Millennium People, J G Ballard
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
Mother London, Michael Moorcock
Move: Choreographing You, Susan Leigh Foster, Peggy Phelan, Andre Lepecki and Stephanie Rosenthal
Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Nicholas Hawksmoor, Vaughan Hart
Night and the City, Gerald Kersh
Night Haunts, Sukhdev Sandhu
No Ten Downing Street: The Story of a House, Christopher Jones
Off Limits: 40 Artangel Projects
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
On Brick Lane, Rachel Lichtenstein
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
Primrose Hill, Helen Falconer
Printed maps of London circa 1553-1850, Ida Darlington
Psycho Buildings: Artists Take on Architecture, Brian Dillon, Jane Rendell and Ralph Rugoff
Remote People, Evelyn Waugh
Reprint Of The First Edition Of The One Inch Ordnance Survey Of England And Wales, London And Windsor Sheet 71
Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch
Rodinsky's Room, Iain Sinclair and Rachel Lichenstein
Saturday, Ian McEwan
Sexing the Cherry, Jeanette Winterson
Sir John Soane's Museum, Tim Knox
Small Island, Andrea Levy
Smithfield: Past & Present, Alec Forshaw & Theo Bergstrom
Society and Puritanism in Pre-Revolutionary England, Christopher Hill
Spiv and the Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London, Richard Hornsey
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!, Richard P Feynman
Survivors’ London, Mike Considine, Kate Brady, and Marijke Acket (eds.)
Ten Poems About London, Various
Territory, Iain Sinclair
Thames Companion, Mari Prichard and Humphrey Carpenter
Thames: Sacred River, Peter Ackroyd
That Noble Cabinet: A History of the British Museum, Edward Miller
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton
The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton
The Book of Dave, Will Self
The Budda of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi
The Catastrophist, Ronan Bennett
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
The Concise Oxford Companion To English Literature~
The Curious Life of Robert Hooke, Lisa Jardine
The Drowned World, J G Ballard
The Edges of the World, Ernesto Neto
The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
The Fight, Norman Mailer
The Intended, David Dabydeen
The Life of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst
The Lonely Londoners, Samuel Selvon
The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption, Simon
The New Décor, Ralph Rugoff, Hal Foster and Michelle Kuo
The Nights of London, H.V. Morton
The Origins of Modern Town Planning, Leonardo Benevolo
The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London, Leo Hollis
The Picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
The Power of Maps, Dennis Wood
The Powerbook, Jeanette Winterson
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, Lawrence James
The Road Home, Rose Tremain
The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad
The Silent Traveller in London, Chiang Yee
The Smoke, Tom Barling
The Smoking Diaries, Simon Gray
The Speakers, Heathcote Williams
The Stones of London: A History in Twelve Buildings, Leo Hollis
The Story of the Sailing Ship, Rosemary and Colin Mudi
The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power and the Obsessions of Henry Wickham, Joe Jackson
The Unknown City, Ian Borden
The War of the Worlds, H G Wells
The Way We Live Now, Anthony Trollope
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
This is London, Miroslav Sasek
Thomas Hardy: The Complete Poems, Ed. James Gibson
Tom Jones, Henry Fielding
Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Miles Glendinning
Tragically I Was An Only Twin, Peter Cook
Transmitter Receiver: The Persistence of Collage, Caroline Douglas and Kate Brindley
Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky, Patrick Hamilton
Under Western Eyes, Joseph Conrad
Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
Weather Reports You, Roni Horn
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson