From Here to Here.
A literary anthology in which each of the 30 stations along the Circle Line (the yellow one) were tackled by a different writer. The result was an intriguing mix of fiction, poetry, memoir and reportage.
Jim was allocated Euston Square by the editors, and at first a little miffed to get such a seemingly uninspiring spot. However, the Bloomsbury Group quickly came to mind, and it struck him that what really interests people about them is their notorious sexual shenanigans. So he concocted a story about a country ingenue called Algy, who arrives in London and mistakenly gets caught up in an upmarket orgy. Kind of PG Wodehouse meets Marquis de Sade.
You can read the full, uncensored chapter plus plenty more interesting stuff by buying the book.
‘From Here to Here – Stories Inspired by London’s Circle Line’
Edited by John Simmons, Neil Taylor, Tim Rich and Tom Lynham
£11.69 on Amazon