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London : the biography

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first-century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and the history of light, the history of childhood and the history of suicide, the history of Cockney speech and the history of drink.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0099422581 9780099422587
OCLC Number: 223027526
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000.
Description: xxiii, 822 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.

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Much of Peter Ackroyd's work has been concerned with the life and past of London but here, as a culmination, is his definitive account of the city. There are chapters on the history of silence and  Read more...

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"It would be no exaggeration to say that Peter Ackroyd's 'biography' of our capital is the book about London. It contains a lifetime of reading and research-but this huge book is light and airy and Read more...

 
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