London: The Biography


World History | Secondhand

Here are two thousand years of London's history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriars and Charing ZCross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants and punks. The Plague, The Great Fire and the Blitz. London at all times of the day and night, and in all kinds of weather. In well chosen anecdotes, keen observations and the words of hundreads of its citizens and visitors, Ackreoyd reveals the ingenuity and grit and vitality of London. Through a unique and thematic tour of the physical city and its inimitable soul, the city comes alive. 

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