Synopses & Reviews
Discover one of the worlds most fascinating and historic cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of London. Author Kevin Jackson takes readers through more than 2,000 years of British history with exciting essays on topics such as Londons origins, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry V, Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, Jack the Ripper, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, the Beatles, and more. In addition, guided walking tours of Londons historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps, take readers to the places where history really happened.
About the Author
Kevin Jackson compiled The Oxford Book of Money, wrote Invisible Forms, A Guide to Literary Curiosities, a book on the Great Pyramid, a number of books on the cinema, one on the moose, another on vampires, and yet another on fast food in Britain. He was associate arts editor of the Independent, one of the big British daily papers, and film critic for the Independent on Sunday. He's a lifelong Londoner!