London

London

A Biography

by Peter Ackroyd

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/04/2003

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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, 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.
ISBN:
9780385497718
9780385497718
Category:
Travel & holiday
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-04-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
233.68x152.4x43.18mm
Weight:
1.07kg
Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian.

He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers, Thames: Sacred River and London: The Biography.

He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.

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