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The Ghosts of Piccadilly

G. S. Street (1867-1936)

1. 01 - Preface; Chapter One - A General View
2. 02 - Chapter Two - Contrasted Fates: Clarendon House and Devonshire House
3. 03 - Chapter Three - Another Contrast of Neighbours: 81 and 82
4. 04 - Chapter Four: Old Q.
5. 05 - Chapter Five: The Ghosts of Albany
6. 06 - Chapter Six: Byron
7. 07 - Chapter Seven: Of Burlington House
8. 08 - Chapter Eight - The Palmerstons and Cambridge House
9. 09 - Chapter Nine: 105, 106, and 107
10. 10 - Chapter Ten: The Great Duke
11. 11 - Chapter Eleven: Emma Hamilton
12. 12 - Chapter Twelve: Sir Walter in London
13. 13 - Chapter Thirteen: Harriot Mellon
14. 14 - Chapter Fourteen: Some Other People
15. 15 - Chapter Fifteen: Some Other Houses
16. 16 - Chapter Sixteen: The Shops and the Taverns
17. 17 - Chapter Seventeen: The Church and The End

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Summary

Nothing spooky or supernatural, but a very personal gathering of gossip, letters, and fragments of biography of famous people who have lived in Piccadilly (in London, England) ... and of some of the buildings, now long gone."If any part of any city deserves a book to itself, it is Piccadilly. We shall stand before some house in the hours when the traffic is stilled, and I shall tell of its history, of the men and women who dwelt there, and talked and loved and gambled and lived and died. I shall follow the lines of my temperament and tastes rather than those of completeness and impartiality: it is likely that I shall be voluble about Byron and reticent about Macaulay." (From the preface)