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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 05/10/2000
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'Roy Porter, a historian of formidable range, turns to urban history in this marvellously lucid, informative and passionate book... Porter's facts are always at the service of the narrative, which has a finely maintained momentum, balancing statistics with the words of historians, diarists and novelists, poets and churchmen: Pepys, Boswell, Fielding, Walpole, Blake, Mayhew, Wells, Woolf, Spark, ... a timely and brilliant book.' CLAIRE TOMALIN, EVENING STANDARD 'A vivid celebration of the city, but also an elegy for its decline, bubbling with statistics and anecdote, from Boadicea to Betjeman.' RICHARD HOLMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140105933
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 428 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm

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“London”

A more difficult read for me than Jerry White's book on the 20th Century since I'm not really into the history of London before 1965. But it was well worth the perserverance. Porter seems more of a fan of... More

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