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London: A Biography

Authors: Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS015000, TRV009070, LCO009000
ISBN: 9781400075515, Related ISBNs: 0099570386, 0385497709, 0385497717, 1400075513, 9780099570387
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 848,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

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. Blackfriar’s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire, the Blitz. London at all times of day and night, and in all kinds of weather. In well-chosen anecdotes, keen observations, and the words of hundreds of its citizens and visitors, Ackroyd reveals the ingenuity and grit and vitality of London. Through a unique thematic tour of the physical city and its inimitable soul, the city comes alive.
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