Merlin Coverley is a writer and bookseller. He is the author of two Pocket Essential guides--Utopia and London Writing--as well as The Art of Wandering and Occult London.
Moving between geography and mythology, literature and history, this is the first book to look at all things southern in one volume. --Nick Rennison South takes in an impressive array of artists, from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Jorge Luis Borges, while Coverley comes up with some astute readings of great literature, and has a perceptive eye for how tourism has shaped our understanding of place. --Herald