A History of London in 100 Places by David LongA History of London in 100 Places by David Long

A History of London in 100 Places

byDavid Long

Hardcover | May 16, 2014

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Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London's history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell this incredible story, David Long shares his passion and expert knowledge of the city. From the early modern frost fairs, Victorian stations, and Saxon burial grounds to medieval plague pits, Roman barges, and modern business megaliths, each place gives a unique insight into a critical period of London's evolution. With this detailed guide, readers will discover little-known gems among the famous landmarks and the hidden stories locked within. Illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white drawings and maps, this is the perfect companion for the armchair explorer as well as anyone wanting to discover the history of London with their feet. Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London's history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell this incredible story, David Long shares his passion and expert knowledge of the city. From the early modern frost fairs, Victorian stations, and Saxon burial grounds to medieval plague pits, Roman barges, and modern business megaliths, each place gives a unique insight into a critical period of London's evolution. With this detailed guide, readers will discover little-known gems among the famous landmarks and the hidden stories locked within. Illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white drawings and maps, this is the perfect companion for the armchair explorer as well as anyone wanting to discover the history of London with their feet.

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Writer and journalistDavid Long writes regularly forThe Times (London) and theLondon Evening Standard, as well as for TV and radio in the U.K. The author of a number of books on London, includingTunnels, Towers, and Temples andThe Little Book of London, he lives in London.
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Title:A History of London in 100 PlacesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 7.85 × 5.47 × 0.89 inPublished:May 16, 2014Publisher:Oneworld PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780744137

ISBN - 13:9781780744131

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'The Book of the Week. Even the most eager historians will find their knowledge challenged by this new book about the capital.' -Evening Standard onSpectacular Vernacular'The best possible start for anyone wishing to get off the beaten track and under the skin of the hidden city that is modern-day London.' -The Guardian onHidden CityDavid Long deserves a lifetime achievement award for outstanding services in the field of disseminating superior London trivia... The dedicated London explorer could get much enjoyment from travelling around town, reading the entries 'on location'." -The Londonist "