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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey (Paperback)
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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
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Crossrail, the `Elizabeth' line, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once countryside to the city and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, Gillian Tindall traces the course of many of these historical journeys across time as well as space. The Tunnel Through Time uncovers the lives of those who walked where many of our streets still run. These people spoke the names of ancient farms, manors and slums that now belong to our squares and tube stations. They endured the cycle of the seasons as we do; they ate, drank, worked and laughed in what are essentially the same spaces we occupy today. As Tindall expertly shows, destruction and renewal are a constant rhythm in London's story.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099587798
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Tindall has an eye for a good line. Her sources are eclectic and illuminating...The Tunnel Through Time is a book to savour. It is subtle, considered and powerfully evocative of London's "changeful" landscape." * Daily Telegraph *
"Tindall is a sure-footed, even revelatory guide to the treasures of London that Crossrail has unintentionally brought to our notice." -- Jerry White * Guardian *
"In this engaging book Gillian Tindall ... a veteran historian with an eye for the macabre, the quirky and the absurd ... deftly weaves together archaeology, social history, politics, myth, religion and philosophy" -- Richard Morrison * The Times *
"Ms Tindall skilfully blends ancient histories, archaeological findings and contemporary context" * The Economist *
"These underground stories remind us that buried spaces are places of protection as well as of the fearfully unknown, of hope and of political resistance, of science as well as of persistently chthonic mythology. There's always a quirky and sometimes a grisly journey to be had beneath our streets" * Evening Standard *

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