The City of Optimists was the name of a small article I wrote for a Russian magazine in 2003. Years after I had started writing essays about my life in England I finally began to publish these accounts in Russian in a draft electronic version of the book under the mentoned title.
I’m in the process of uploading different chapters, so there’re some chapters on Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, and London.
Manchester’s Urbis is on the cover; I took this photo in 2008.
The link to the draft copy. The full English title reads The City of Optimists and the rest of England, to say nothing of London. I don’t think I need to say what book title inspired it. Wales is not included, as I’m writing a separate book on it.
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