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London: A Short History

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Description for London: A Short History 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.

'Engaging ... As each era superimposes itself on the ones before, he conjures up the vanished human history, hidden like the rivers flowing beneath, that is so much part of London's atmosphere' IRISH TIMES

'Tantalisingly excellent' ISLINGTON TRIBUNE

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 ... 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: A Short History
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

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