Stephen Inwood has written a compelling and comprehensive history of this incredibly unique and complicated city, from the fires and plundering of latterday Londinium to the frenetic art, music and politics of London's last 30 years.
This is the updated paperback edition. "Inwood's book has it all, so much so that, coming to the end, the reader wants to start over again." - "Sunday Times". "An utterly winning work, erudite yet entertaining...This is a wonderful book." - "Financial Times". "Inwood proves himself a heroic reader, absorbing and filtering all that is to be known about a city for which he has a genuine and abiding affection." - "Daily Telegraph". "As sprawling and richly textured as London itself." - "Independent".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 1136 pages, 32 black & white halftones
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 06/10/2000
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780333671542
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Review by herschelian
Two thousand years of history distilled into 1000 pages. This incredibly detailed tome is not one I would sit down and read cover to cover, but I delve into it a bit at a time depending on what I want/need to know, or what I am reading about London in some other book. An absolute must-have for anyone interested in this wonderful city.
Review by trixtah
This is the best history I've read of London so far. It took me a little while to get accustomed to the thematic way the book has been laid out, as opposed to a strictly linear timeline - but it is the most vivid and gripping biography of a city I've read yet.