This entertaining volume provides a concise history of one of the world's premiere cities. Acclaimed author A.N. Wilson starts at the beginning, when London was founded by the Romans, and continues to contemporary times, hitting all the historical highlights along the way. London is the perfect starter book for anyone wishing to understand this great city a little better, and even seasoned London fans will find new information here.
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"Novelist and biographer Wilson's history of London encompasses much English history yet spends a fair amount of time on the modern city. It moves chronologically, but by an association of ideas sometimes hard to follow, especially by ear. A true conservative, Wilson is harshly critical of much in modern London, and he dwells too long on parochial concerns, of interest only to Londoners. Christopher Kay, a fine reader, provides accents, dialect, and even imitations, but his cultured, quiet voice belies, rather than expresses, Wilson's often acerbic tone. He is too urbane. Still, the book, if jaundiced and at times too narrow, is well written and, with Kay's help, gets the job done. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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