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Here are two thousand years of London’s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar’s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire, the Blitz. London at all times of day and night, and in all kinds of weather. In well-chosen anecdotes, keen observations, and the words of hundreds of its citizens and visitors, Ackroyd reveals the ingenuity and grit and vitality of London. Through a unique thematic tour of the physical city and its inimitable soul, the city comes alive.


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Intresting book
November 6th, 2013
I think in this book the author tried to provided an realistic view of the city with it illness and the dark sides. From my point of view it was a little one sided, focusing only on bad, poor and filthy side of the city almost not noticing the good, beautiful and reach. Sometimes it gave me an impression that the author might hate London. The bottom line it was an interesting book but could be better if not so onesided.
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