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24%OFFGillian Tindall - The House By the Thames: And the People Who Lived There - 9781844130948 - V9781844130948
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The House By the Thames: And the People Who Lived There

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Description for The House By the Thames: And the People Who Lived There Paperback. Just across the River Thames from St Paul's Cathedral stands an old house. Built in the days of Queen Anne, it stands in the footprint of a far older habitation. Some of the people who have lived in the house have been skilled; some were prosperous traders in the coal and iron on which Britain's industrial revolution ran. Num Pages: 272 pages, 16pp b/w illustrations, app 6 integrated maps and diagrams. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 18. Weight in Grams: 218.

Just across the River Thames from St Paul’s Cathedral stands an old and elegant house. Over the course of almost 450 years the dwelling on this site has witnessed many changes. From its windows, people have watched the ferrymen carry Londoners to and from Shakespeare’s Globe; they have gazed on the Great Fire; they have seen the countrified lanes of London’s marshy south bank give way to a network of wharves, workshops and tenements – and then seen these, too, become dust and empty air.

Rich with anecdote and colour, this fascinating book breathes life into the forgotten inhabitants ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Pimlico
Number of pages
272
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781844130948
SKU
V9781844130948
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99-99

About Gillian Tindall
Gillian Tindall is a master of miniaturist history, well known for the quality of her writing and the scrupulousness of her research; she makes a handful of people, a few locations or a dramatic event stand for the much larger picture, as her seminal book The Fields Beneath, approached the history of Kentish Town, London. She has also written on ... Read more

Reviews for The House By the Thames: And the People Who Lived There
Mesmeric... This book is not just for London enthusiasts. Tindall has demonstrated a genius for a certain kind of social history that, in shining a light on one small place, illuminated a huge amount around... A rare instance of a history book that, in its optimism about the indomitable spirit of the place, raises the hairs on the back of ... Read more

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