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Description for London Paperback. A short, entertaining and passionate history of London by the bestselling author of THE VICTORIANS Num Pages: 176 pages, 16. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; HBJD1; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 196 x 14. Weight in Grams: 170.
From Chaucer to Churchill, from Pepys to Dickens - the great figures from London's past all make their appearance in A. N. Wilson's affectionate and passionate account of one of the world's greatest cities. Dramatic events are here too - from the Great Fire to the Blitz, from the Peasants' Revolt to Mosley's fascist rallies. But he also looks at the physical transformations of the city: the elegant squares and pleasure gardens of the 18th century; the prodigious expansion of the 19th century and the Railway Age. He moves through the First World War and the 'Big Bang' ... Read more

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About A. N. Wilson
Andrew Norman Wilson was born in Staffordshire in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. His biographies include the lives of Sir Walter Scott (John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Tolstoy (Whitbread Award for Biography), C. S. Lewis, Hilaire Belloc ... Read more

Reviews for London
Wilson talks with passion and authority about architecture's effect on the populace
Independent on Sunday
What shines through is Wilson's love for the city and his anguish at what he sees as the missed opportunity of the post-war period
Mail on Sunday
A. N. Wilson's contribution is genuinely a short history, with the main text falling ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for London