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"This is the story of a city: my city, London. It is where I was born; in my case in Camden Town, a mile to the north of Euston station in the heart of London. I live in Bayham Street, the street Charles Dickens once lived in. It's the place I grew up, whose streets and boroughs I explored at length: by bus if travelling far, but usually on foot (we Londoners walked nearly everywhere in those days). Since then I have lived in many other places, but I will always be a Londoner; it is in my genes, in my bones; it is a city that echoes through every part of me."
Jim Eldridge, Foreword

London Stories is a short story collection written by Jim Eldridge. It is the only anthology to be published in the My Story series by Scholastic UK. The book was published in March 2012 and was followed by Berlin Olympics.

The collection contains twelves stories about the history of London through the perspectives of twelve children.

Book description[]

"No city has as many amazing stories to tell as London. Brought low by the Black Death, burned to the ground, and blitzed...London always rises from the ashes and new generations of children are born to make its history.
Let twelve of these children lead you on an incredible journey from a simple Saxon settlement by the Thames to a vibrant, global city hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.


"Fire and sword!"[]


"Death at the Globe Theatre"[]

"The Gunpowder Plot"[]

"The Great Fire"[]

"Escape from the Tower of London"[]

"The slave trade"[]

"Young Charles Dickens"[]

"Royal duty"[]


"World Cup final"[]

"Olympic dreams"[]


Main article: List of London Stories characters


Main article: Jim Eldridge



See also[]

My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!