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  • 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...

  • Londonby Robert K. Batchelor

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    If one had looked for a potential global city in Europe in the 1540s, the most likely candidate would have been Antwerp, which had emerged as the center of the German and Spanish silver exchange as well as the Portuguese spice and Spanish sugar trades. It almost certainly would not have been London, an unassuming hub of the wool and cloth trade with... more...

  • The London Compendiumby Ed Glinert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    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...

  • The London Nobody Knowsby Geoffrey Fletcher

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • London the Promised Land Revisitedby Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Some two decades since the publication of London the Promised Land?, which charted and investigated the successes and failures of the migrant experience in London over a period of three hundred years, this book re-examines the migrant landscape in London. While remaining a beacon for immigrants, the migrant face of the city has changed rapidly and... more...

  • The London Quiz Bookby Wayne Wheelwright

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    This book contains 100 questions on the London, the capital city of England. London has a long and storied history and currently stands as one of the great cities of the world. Inside this book are questions about London's history, it's sports teams, it's inhabitants, it famous historical landmarks and state of the art skyscrapers and many... more...

  • London Sceneby Virginia Woolf; Hermione Lee

    Daunt Books 2012; US$ 12.82

    Take a stroll through London with Virginia Woolf as your guide in this beautifully illustrated book.<br><br><br>Virginia Woolf relished any opportunity for a stroll around London. She found great pleasure in observing the city and its people - noticing the subtle details that others often miss. In this collection of stunning essays,... more...

  • London Under Attackby Michael Foley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    London has been under attack for literally centuries. Michael Foley's book records the dramatic military history of the capital from Roman times until the Second World War and beyond. Throughout its early history London was at the centre of hostilities, not always instigated by foreign enemies, but more often from the city's own inhabitants or those... more...

  • London's Best Viewsby Simon Jenkins

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31

    England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks London's very best views, including Greenwich, The Monument, Parliament Square, Primrose Hill, Richmond Hill and Waterloo Bridge - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining... more...

  • London's Disastersby John Withington

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction. This fascinating and unique book tells the story of over 2000 years of disaster from fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy... more...