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Here are two thousand years of Londons history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriars 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.

Synopsis:

In this entertaining and informative volume, a renowned biographer and critic takes on his grandest subject: London--one of the world's most vast and vital cities. in color. 2 maps.

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd is a bestselling writer of both fiction and nonfiction. His most recent books include the biographies Dickens, Blake, and Thomas More and the novels The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, Milton in America, and The Plato Papers. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literatures William Heinemann Award (jointly), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and The Guardian fiction prize. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385497718
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Author:
Peter Ackroyd
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
London
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
London (England) History.
Subject:
London (England) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History-Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain-London
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
World History-England and London
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. 4, no. 3.
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP COLOR; 16 PP BandW; 2 MAPS 31 HALF
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
9.16x6.18x1.65 in. 2.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this entertaining and informative volume, a renowned biographer and critic takes on his grandest subject: London--one of the world's most vast and vital cities. in color. 2 maps.
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