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Much Of Peter Ackroyd S Work Has Been Concerned With The Life And Past Of London But Here, As A Culmination, Is His Definitive Account Of The City For Him It Is A Living Organism, With Its Own Laws Of Growth And Change, So London Is A Biography Rather Than A History It Differs From Other Histories, Too, In The Range And Diversity Of Its Contents Ackroyd Portrays London From The Time Of The Druids To The Beginning Of The Twenty First Century, Noting Magnificence In Both Epochs, But This Is Not A Simple Chronological Record There Are Chapters On The History Of Silence And The History Of Light, The History Of Childhood And The History Of Suicide, The History Of Cockney Speech And The History Of DrinkLondon Is Perhaps The Most Important Study Of The City Ever Written, And Confirms Ackroyd S Status As What One Critic Has Called Our Age S Greatest London Imagination Just received it in the mail Disappointed that it doesn t have a paper cover still but the condition of the pages is good Thank youSue Wilks is just one of the many descriptive terms used to describe London Babylon is another a less affectionate name to be sure but as Peter Ackroyd shows here it s quite appropriate Appropriate because it conveys the reality of shifting moods and changing temperaments Such descriptions are normally associated with individuals but are used here in talking about a city that has such a living presence half of stone and half of flesh that instead of a history, it requires a personal touch Thus we have LONDON THE BIOGRAPHY.
This approach means that we look at London from a perspective other that a chronological retelling of its advance over its 2000 year history An approach from different angles also means that the traditional London attractions such as Buckingham Palace get only brief mention Sections entitled Women and Children Cockney visionaries and This is a popular history that everyone should read before venturing into the heart of modern London, truly the capital of the world With the help of an extraordinary large collection of historical facts about this unique metropolis over the past millenium, Ackroyd weaves a story that takes his reader inside the very lives of Londoners during various periods His writing is so clear, concise and comprehensive that the reader should have no problems hearing the sounds, smelling the smells, and seeing the motley humanity of an overcrowded city This is a story that not only shares the fascinating evolution of a village becoming a town becoming a city, but also peels back many of the layers that no longer exist today We see a London that grew rapidly and chaotically between the Elizabethan and Restoration eras because nobody was wi Everyone can tell stories about their hometown and anecdotes about the place they grew up, some of which are true, some of which are dubious, and some of which are outright fabrications I can tell you stories about my small hometown in Massachusetts which can alternately put you to sleep or amuse you.
Imagine someone telling you stories about London stories which over 2000 years have been embellished and polished to the point where they might be considered mythology Consider these stories ranging over the whole course of the city s life, and you have some idea of what this book is like It is a breathtaking book, where anecdotes of Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, The Victorian Era, and today are all seamlessly mixed in a wonderful st
Wish it had pictures but book is fine very extensive, with a lot of interesting items probably interesting if you know London.
beware there are a few bits that may offend or upset.