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Best Books About London

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The Biography
Peter Ackroyd - Apr 08, 2003 (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...
A Travel Guide Through Time
Matthew Green - Oct 01, 2016 (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 ...
Georgian London
Into the Streets
Lucy Inglis - Jul 01, 2014 (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...
Walk the Lines
The London Underground, Overground
Mark Mason - Nov 01, 2011
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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...
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 - Feb 21, 2012 (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...
A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond - Jul 22, 2014 (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...
Discovering London's Beautiful Places
Siobhan Ferguson - Jul 01, 2018
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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...
This is London 2018 Wall Calendar
M. Sasek - Jun 20, 2017
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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 ...
The London Encyclopaedia
Christopher Hibbert - Aug 01, 2008 (first published in 1983)
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The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in more than 10 years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organized alphabetically, cross-referenced, and supported by two large indexes—one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general—and is illus...
Walk in London
Salvatore Rubbino - Apr 01, 2012
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Author(s): Salvatore Rubbino ISBN: 9781406337792 Binding: Paperback Published: 2012-04-01 London the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Follow them as they board the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London's most iconic landmarks. Try to climb the awe-inspiring lions at Trafalgar Square, take in the ritua...
Restoration London by Liza Picard
Spitalfields by Dan Cruickshank
Tired of London, Tired of Life by Tom A. Jones
Lonely Planet London by Lonely Planet
The Queen's Hat by S. Antony
The Thames by Peter Ackroyd