Williamsburg Regional Library

London, the biography, Peter Ackroyd

Here are two thousand years of London<U+2019>s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar<U+2019>s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire, the Blitz. London at all times of day and night, and in all kinds of weather. In well-chosen anecdotes, keen observations, and the words of hundreds of its citizens and visitors, Ackroyd reveals the ingenuity and grit and vitality of London. Through a unique thematic tour of the physical city and its inimitable soul, the city comes alive.--, Amazon.com
Literary Form
non fiction
First U.S. edition.
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000
Physical Description
xxvi, 801 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (some color), maps (some color), 25 cm

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