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London : the biography

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of the city from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century discusses its ability to grow and change, and describes stories of London's wealthy streets and impoverished alleys.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
London.
New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2000
(OCoLC)604511650
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0385497709 9780385497701
OCLC Number: 45963158
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000.
Description: xxvi, 801 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The City as Body --
From Prehistory to 1066 --
The Sea! --
The Stones --
Holy! Holy! Holy! --
The Early Middle Ages --
You Be All Law Worthy --
London Contrasts --
Loud and Everlasting --
Silence Is Golden --
The Late Medieval City --
This Companye --
Onward and Upward --
Rather Dark and Narrow --
Packed to Blackness --
Maps and Antiquarians --
Trading Streets and Trading Parishes --
Where Is the Cheese of Thames Street? --
A London Neighbourhood --
The Crossroads --
London as Theatre --
Show! Show! Show! Show! Show! --
He Shuld Neuer Trobell the Parish No More --
Theatrical City --
Violent Delights --
Music, Please --
Signs of the Times --
All of Them Citizens --
Pestilence and Flame --
A Plague Upon You --
Painting the Town Red --
After the Fire --
A London Address --
To Build Anew --
Crime and Punishment --
A Newgate Ballad --
A Note on Suicide --
A Penitential History --
A Rogues Gallery --
Horrible Murder --
London's Opera --
Raw Lobsters and Others --
Thereby Hangs a Tale --
Voracious London --
Into the Vortex --
A Cookery Lesson --
Eat In or Take Away --
Market Time --
Waste Matter --
A Little Drink or Two --
Clubbing --
A Note on Tobacco --
A Bad Odour --
You Sexy Thing --
A Turn of the Dice --
London as Crowd --
Mobocracy --
What's New? --
The Natural History of London --
Give the Lydy a Flower --
Weather Reports --
A Foggy Day --
Night and Day --
Let There Be Light --
Night in the City --
A City Morning --
London's Radicals --
Where Is the Well of Clerkenwell? --
Violent London. A ring! a ring! --
Black magic, white magic --
I met a man who wasn't there --
Knowledge is power --
A fever of building --
London will soon be next door to us --
Nothing quite like it --
London's rivers --
You cannot take the Thames with you --
Dark Thames --
They are lost --
Under the ground --
What lies beneath --
Victorian megalopolis --
How many miles to Babylon? --
Wild things --
If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between --
London's outcasts --
They are always with us --
Can you spare a little something? --
They outvoted me --
Women and children --
The feminine principle --
Boys and girls come out to play --
Continuities --
Have you got the time? --
The tree on the corner --
East and south --
The stinking pile --
The South Work --
The centre of empire --
Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner --
Empire Day --
After the great war --
Suburban dreams Blitz --
War news --
Refashioning the city --
Fortune not design --
Cockney visionaries --
Unreal city --
Resurgam An essay on sources.
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.
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A chronicle of the city from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century discusses its ability to grow and change, and describes stories of London's wealthy streets and impoverished alleys.

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