9am: Intrepid early-risers fought hangovers and sleep deprivation to meet in Hammersmith for the first stop on the Tour of Hoban's London, Moss & Co Timber Yard in Dimes Place, where Russ had researched The Bat Tattoo. There participants were greeted by manager Stuart Duncan, who, proudly waving his own copy of the novel, gave a fascinating mini-lecture on the history of the company and the European lime that Bat hero Roswell Clark used in his unusual carvings.


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Participants then tubed it back to Fulham Broadway to meet with the rest of the group for the main tour (download a PDF of the whole itinerary here).


St John's Church, Fulham (The Bat Tattoo)

ys ms


The Klein Bottles at the Science Museum (Amaryllis Night and Day)

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os ms


The Chinese bat bowl at the V&A (The Bat Tattoo)



The lunch stop - Gaby's Deli (The Bat Tattoo)



Trafalgar Square from the National Gallery



The Assyrian Royal Lion Hunt friezes at the British Museum (The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz)



And finally, a very Kleinzeitian Underground photo from Diana Slickman:



Key to photo credits: ys = Yvonne Studer; os = Olaf Schneider; rc = Richard Cooper; ms = Marion Stevenson


Next: The Nomad Books Evening


The V and A


The British Museum


National Gallery 


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