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A History of London in 100 Places by David Long

A History of London in 100 Places

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David Long has chosen 100 places that each represents a stage in London’s evolution. It’s a good mix of the famous and the obscure, with many surprises along the way. A good inspiration for London walks, the book comes with maps together with illustrations in black and white.

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A History of London in 100 Places by David Long

Shaped by invasion, occupation and immigration, and upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz and the Big Bang, London's history is unmatched for variety and drama. Sharing his passion and expert knowledge, David Long selects 100 places that best tell this incredible story. Discover Roman temples, Saxon burial mounds, frost fairs on the frozen Thames, Georgian windmills, and one old brown shoe, each with its own unique insight into a critical period of London's evolution. Whether you prefer to explore history on your feet or from an armchair, this little book will captivate and surprise, revealing oft-overlooked gems among the famous landmarks and the hidden stories locked within.


'The Book of the Week. Even the most eager historians will find their knowledge challenged by this new book about the capital.' -- Evening Standard on Spectacular 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 on Hidden City

About the Author

David Long

Writer and journalist David Long has regularly appeared in The Times and the London Evening Standard, as well as on TV and radio. He has written a number of books on London, including Spectacular Vernacular, Tunnels, Towers & Temples and the highly successful Little Book of London. He lives in Suffolk, England.

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Publication date

3rd April 2014


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Oneworld Publications


240 pages


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