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  • The London Nobody Knowsby Geoffrey Fletcher

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Geoffrey Fletcher's London was not the big landmarks, but rather 'the tawdry, extravagant and eccentric'. He wrote about parts of the city no-one ever had before. This could be an art nouveau pub, a Victorian music hall, a Hawksmoor church or even a public toilet in Holborn in which the attendant kept goldfish in the cisterns. He was drawn to the... more...

  • The New East Endby Michael Young; Kate Gavron; Geoff Dench

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 21.31

    This is non-fiction Brick Lane -what life is really like around Brick Lane and the East End. One of the most influential non-fiction books of the 1950s was Family and Kinship in East London which examined in great depth the life of people living in the dockland areas that had been so comprehensively destroyed in the blitz. What has happened since?... more...

  • Lights Out for the Territoryby Iain Sinclair

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    'A book about London; in other words, a book about everything' Peter Ackroyd, The Times Walking the streets of London, Iain Sinclair traces nine routes across the territory of the capital. Connecting people and places, redrawing boundaries both ancient and modern, reading obscure signs and finding hidden patterns, Sinclair creates a fluid snapshot... more...

  • The London Compendiumby Ed Glinert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.32

    The streets of London resonate with secret stories, from East End lore to Cold War espionage, from tales of riots, rakes, brothers, anarchy and grisly murders, to Rolling Stones gigs, gangland drinking dens, Orwell's Fitzrovia and Lenin's haunts. Ed Glinert has walked the city from Limehouse to Lambeth, Whitehall to Whitechapel, unravelling its mysteries... more...

  • Westminster Abbeyby Richard Jenkyns

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Westminster Abbey is the most complex church in the world in terms of its history, functions and memories - perhaps the most complex building of any kind. It has been an abbey and a cathedral and is now a collegiate church and a royal peculiar. It is the coronation church, a royal mausoleum, a Valhalla for the tombs of the great, a 'national cathedral'... more...

  • Londonby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    Charting the quirky past of one of the most important cities in the world, 'London, A Very Peculiar History' will challenge what you thought you knew about this great capital and blow your mind with things you most certainly didn't. From Roman roads to the congestion charge, this title takes a whistlestop tour of iconic London landmarks... more...

  • Greetings from Londonby Editors of Thunder Bay Press

    Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Trying to make the guards laugh at Buckingham Palace. Touring the Tower of London. Shopping in the flea markets of Camden and Notting Hill. These are but a few of the activities that would make up the perfect London vacation. It?s a trip everyone should takebut until you can, there?s Greetings from London ! This unique book offers an introduction... more...

  • Let's Go London, Oxford & Cambridgeby Inc. Harvard Student Agencies

    Let's Go, Inc 2013; US$ 14.99

    Welcome to London, Oxford, and CambridgeLet?s Go style. Discover some of the best-kept culinary secrets in London?s West End. Pay a visit to Oxford, whose halls have churned out the likes of WH Auden and Albert Einstein, or Emma Thompson?s alma mater, Cambridge, where the studentnot the touristis king. Whether you?re visiting for a summer or a semester,... more...

  • Hazelby Sinead McCoole

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Until now Lady Lavery has been remembered for the numerous portraits by her husband, the painter John Lavery, celebrated in "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited' by W.B. Yeats, This first biography of Hazel tells the story the pictures cannot: ow a girl from boomtown Chicago became one of the most stylish society hostesses in London, and turned her husband's... more...

  • The Fascination of Londonby Walter Besant

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The Fascination of London' was a series of guide books written by Sir Walter Besant and G. E. Mitton about various different areas of London. This book is about the areas of Bloomsbury and Holborn, home to, among others, the British Museum, University College London, and Holborn Bar - the old entrance to the City of London. more...