London

London The Concise Biography

Abridged Edition

Paperback (12 Apr 2012)

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Synopsis

An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London.

Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London. Moving back and forth through time, Ackroyd is an effortless, exuberant guide to times of plague and pestilence, fire and floods, crime and punishment, and sex and theatre. He brings the ever changing streets alive for the reader and shows us what lies beneath our feet and above our heads. His biography is as rich in detail and fizzing with vitality as the city itself.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099570387
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: Abridged Edition
DEWEY: 942.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 661
Weight: 566g
Height: 135mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 46mm