The Bespokist Society Guide to…London
You have in your hands one of the most curated city guides ever created. As the first travel book produced by the hugely influential Bespokist Society, this handy guide takes you to a London you’ve never seen: a London of challenging Etruscan restaurants, edgy branding parlours, emoji hotels and hidden Icelandic communities; a London where 8-ply toilet paper is a thing.
On the way, meet an eclectic band of inspiring Londoners – from scriveners to socialites via urban wordsmiths and coffee preachers – and see why London is now the global epicentre of Bespokist consciousness, community and culture.
What an witty and hilarious read!!! Satire and parody are two of my favorite things, and this book had both.
The layout was genius! It is set up like a genuine travel guide, that is until you quickly see the dry humor. For instance, this passage had me rolling with laughter.
“For a proper afternoon tradition, don’t miss Merlin’s Tea Shoppe near Moorgate, London’s very first dining establishment dating from the time of King Arthur. The service is famously dismissive, the sandwiches cloy and the tea watery, but just look around you–you’re paying for a genuine slice of British culinary history.”
This is just one of the many instances where modern society is being poked fun of. There are stops at vegan styling salon with Darby, the famous feline who has been rumored to persuading other London felines to become vegans. Or, you can visit the “fancy bottom parlours” that specialize in you guessed it, cleansing, with fancy toilet paper among other things!
If parody is your thing, and you like a good laugh, this is a great pick!!!
Author Bio –
The Bespokist Society Guide to London is a work of fiction written by born and bred Londoner, Jeremy Liebster. Somewhat surprisingly, Jeremy is also a city lawyer – formerly at DLA Piper and now a General Counsel within a large private equity group. Jeremy is utterly obsessed with travel books and although he might poke fun at urban fads, hipster fried chicken is his guilty pleasure. He also has an unusual interest in clothes hangers.