The Pride of London is the second instalment in the Jaspa’s Journey collection of travel adventure novels for Kids 8-80. This time around, my friends and I embark on a whirlwind tour of London, attempting to solve the riddles of The Path in order to help our new friend Ernest, a Ratses, become a member of the clandestine Ses society known simply as The Pride.
To celebrate The Pride of London’s release, I thought it would be fun to do some posts that feature some of the places mentioned in the book.
I’m going to begin with a two-part piece about one of London’s major sites, The Shard. Ironically, The Shard gets only a brief mention in The Pride of London, since at the time the book was written, construction on building had only just begun. Just a few years later, The Shard has become one of the British capital’s most recognisable landmarks.
Standing 1016 feet tall, The Shard is a towering skyscraper of glass that dwarfs the rest of London. Looking down on the roofs of London from The View From The Shard (the observation galleries that take up the 68th to 72nd storeys) is hard to beat, even from the air.
Even the biggest sights of London, many of which feature in The Pride of London, seem tiny from way up there. In fact, you can see the whole area in which my adventures take place, like a living version of the map at the start of the book.
The first two Jaspa’s Journey adventures, The Great Migration and The Pride of London, are now available in both paperback and ebook formats! Click here for more information. The third instalment, Jaspa’s Waterloo, is scheduled to be released by Speaking Volumes early next year.
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