If you read my previous post you may be still wondering what did I do. I finally ordered the pack online and two days after got the books delivered to my door. I began reading the first volume yesterday (on the tube, as the instructions specified).
It is very enjoyable and has everything someone like me likes: references to places in London, references as to how the places were some years before, mystery and a bit of horror. I still haven’t gone past the first story but it has almost made me forget I was in the tube and had to alight in the next station!