Blog Tour Book Review – The Bespokist Society Guide To… London

Good morning!  I am excited to share with you another amazing book which had me thorough;y entertained!

The Bespokist Society Guide to…London

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The Blurb

“sparse… some glaring omissions” FoodPorn London

“only page 23 is of mild interest” http://www.londonpetlover.com

“Wow!!! A genuinely bespoke city guide!!!” Tommy Sponge, Chairman, The Bespokist Society

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 I Thought

Clever, sarcastic and funny are just some of the words I would use to describe this pocket guide to London, which I can only imagine has been written by a very intelligent, sharp and witty author.

After starting reading, I had to go back and check the information on the book, and was almost relieved to see the word ‘fiction’ in there – for a second I was confused that these places were real!  The author does a great job of poking fun at the current hipster trend and has produced a fantastic tongue in cheek ‘guide’ to London.  From beard transplants to the breastfeeding mile, from elevenzes (which I actually quite liked the sound of) to revamped greasy spoons serving water salvaged from unfinished bottles left at Heathrow – I enjoyed a ride through the wonderful mind of Jeremy Liebster.

If you want a book that you can devour in one sitting and will have you giggling at the absurdities of life – you may have just come across it.  Perfect for anyone with a sarcastic sense of humour and who enjoys a good eye roll at some of the crazy hipster trends that seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days.  I do hope they bring out more of these on different cities as I would love a read!

The Author – Jeremy Liebster

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.

Social Media Links – @TheBespokist

Website for The Bespokist Society

Where To Buy

Buy from Amazon

 

I hope you enjoyed my review of this extremely eclectic and funny book.  It was a bit of a different read for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Thankyou to Rachel’s Random Resources and Acorn for my copy of this book, which I received in return for my review.  All opinions expressed are my own

 

 

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