Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
Publish date: February 21st 2012
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
The book tries its best to answer the following question: What defines a Londoner? Is a Londoner someone who was born in London? Is it someone who moved there 20 years ago? 10 years ago? 5 years ago? Or is a Londoner someone who knows how the city works, how it breathes. Someone that can navigate th...
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I don't envy journalist Craig Taylor; he had to pick and choose from hundreds and hundreds of interviews to create this book.In the tradition of books like Studs Terkel's "Working," "Londoners ..." is told via the vox populi (voice of the people). With occupations ranging from on the dole to stock ...
Abridged by Pete Nichols.NOT FOR ME AT THIS TIMEblurb - Craig Taylor's book has given new voice to Londoners; the rich and the poor, the native and the immigrant; men and women. It continues an oral tradition that goes back to Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor, published in the mid-ni...
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