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“A TOUR DE FORCE . . . LONDON TRACKS THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CAPITAL FROM THE DAYS OF THE CELTS UNTIL THE PRESENT TIME. . . . BREATHTAKING.”
—The Orlando Sentinel

Now in a handsome new trade paperback edition, here is Edward Rutherfurd’s classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city’s long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the twentieth century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world.

“REMARKABLE . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar’s legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers.”
—The New York Times


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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4.3 / 5
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November 28th, 2015
Fantastic blend of fiction and history. The city of London is clearly the main character but all the people that populate this novel, and the city itself, are as engaging and memorable as the fantastic history of this amazing city. Really wonderful read.
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Another great one...
August 11th, 2014
First New York, now London. Just amazing! So vivid. So emotional.
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Intense
January 14th, 2014
This was a fantastic book. There was so much history woven through the fabric of this book. I will definitely read it again, in fact cannot wait to read the other books he has written. My only complaint was that at that at times it became difficult to follow the families, perhaps due to the fact that the novel covers almost 2000years of London's history.
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