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London: The Biography - Peter Ackroyd
London: The Biography
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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,... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385497718 (0385497717)
ASIN: 385497717
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 848
Edition language: English
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Petter's Book Blog
Petter's Book Blog rated it
3.0
A rather good book if you are just looking for a "good read", but quite difficult to sift through if you want something to actually look for hard facts about London in. ( )
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha rated it
0.0
Wow, this thing is massive! I got the hardback used, not realizing that I could use it to do weight lifting. So I was probably silly not to get the ebook (it was a cost thing). Still I can't wait to start this, as I've had a long love affair with the city. If I can finish this by December this is ju...
Pirlim Pem Pem
Pirlim Pem Pem rated it
5.0 Londyn. Biografia
Jestem absolutnie pod wrażeniem. Kawał dobrej roboty, którą czyta się momentami jak doskonałą powieść!
Pirlim Pem Pem
Pirlim Pem Pem rated it
5.0 Londyn. Biografia
Jestem absolutnie pod wrażeniem. Kawał dobrej roboty, którą czyta się momentami jak doskonałą powieść!
Pirlim Pem Pem
Pirlim Pem Pem rated it
5.0 Londyn. Biografia
Jestem absolutnie pod wrażeniem. Kawał dobrej roboty, którą czyta się momentami jak doskonałą powieść!
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