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Best Books About London

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The Biography
Peter Ackroyd - 2003-04-08 (first published in 2000)
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London: The Biography is the pinnacle of Peter Ackroyd’s brilliant obsession with the eponymous city. In this unusual and engaging work, Ackroyd brings the reader through time into the city whose institutions and idiosyncrasies have permeated much of his works of fiction and nonfiction. Peter Ackroyd sees London as a living, breathing organism, wit...
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Discovering London's Beautiful Places
Siobhan Ferguson - 2018-07-01
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From secluded mews to undiscovered cafes, flower markets, and tree-lined streets, prettycitylondon champions the quiet, gentle moments that allow you to escape in a huge capital city like London. If you know where to look, you will find that traditional shop fronts, vintage transport, artisan bakeries, florists, and bookstores are but a hop skip an...
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A Travel Guide Through Time
Matthew Green - 2016-10-01 (first published in 2015)
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Dr Matthew Green explores the sights and sounds of London through history. This is a fascinating and unique guide to the capital that takes the reader off the beaten track and into unexplored territory. This book allows the reader to travel through time to six key periods in the history of London. From Shakespeare to the plague, medieval London to ...
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Georgian London
Into the Streets
Lucy Inglis - 2014-07-01 (first published in 2012)
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In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin.Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenu...
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Walk the Lines
The London Underground, Overground
Mark Mason - 2011-11-01
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As a lifelong fan of London, Mark Mason embarks on a mission to 'conquer' the capital once and for all. The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground - overground - passing every station on the way.Over the course of several hundred miles, he c...
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The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
Craig Taylor - 2012-02-21 (first published in 2011)
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In Londoners, acclaimed journalist Craig Taylor paints readers an epic portrait of today’s London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. In the style of Studs Terkel (Working, Hard Times, The Good War) and Dave Isay (Listening Is an Act of Love), Londoners offers up  the stories, the gripes, the memories, and the dreams of those in the grea...
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A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond - 2014-07-22 (first published in 1958)
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The classic novel about Paddington—who's now a major movie star!Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.First published in 1958, A Bear Called...
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This is London 2018 Wall Calendar
M. Sasek - 2017-06-20
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Based on Rizzoli's best-selling book by Miroslav Sasek first published in 1959, This is London 2018 Wall Calendar highlights the beauty of one of Europe's most beloved cities.This is Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Westminister Abbey, Tower Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament. Here are Palace Guards, fish and chips, double-decker buses, and ...
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Tired of London, Tired of Life
One Thing a Day To Do in London
Tom A. Jones - 2012-03-27
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As the late great Samuel Johnson sagely observed, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' When author Tom Jones found himself doing the same things week in, week out while living in England's treasured capital, he decided to heed Johnson's words and seek out a thing to do each day in London to make him fall back in love with the city....
The Queen's Hat by S. Antony
Literary London by Eloise Millar
The Lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon
Curiocity by Henry Eliot
The London Encyclopaedia by Christopher Hibbert
Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino
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Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans
Tower of the Five Orders by Deron R. Hicks
London City Trails by Moira Butterfield
London for Children by Matteo Pericoli
Restoration London by Liza Picard
Spitalfields by Dan Cruickshank
Quiet London by Siobhan Wall
Lonely Planet London by Lonely Planet
Bleak House by Gill Tavner
The Victorian City by Judith Flanders
The 500 Hidden Secrets of London by Tom Greig
Secret London - An Unusual Guide by Rachel Howard, Bill Nash
The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle
Everything You Know About London Is Wrong by Matt Brown
I Never Knew That About London by Christopher Winn
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
The Thames by Peter Ackroyd
Maisy Goes to London by Lucy Cousins
London Fields by Martin Amis