London: the Autobiography

London: the Autobiography

by Jon E. Lewis

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Overview

In London: The Autobiography the life of the capital is told, for the first time, by those who made it and saw it at first hand.

From Roman times to the 21st century, Londoners and visitors to the city have recounted the extraordinary events, everyday life and character of this unique and influential city - from politics, culture, sport, religion, and reportage.

This book brings to vivid life the human trial of the capital including invasions by the Vikings, the brutal execution of Sir Thomas More, the sight of a whale swimming up the Thames and the rebuilding of St Paul's by Sir Christopher Wren, as well as the everyday life of the city.

Includes contributions from George Orwell, Martin Amis, Dr Johnson, Karl Marx, Winston Churchill, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Virginia Woolfe, George Melly, Tacitus, Samuel Pepys and many others.

Packed with personality and character, this book is a must-buy for anyone interested in London as well as a wonderful story of the city at the heart of the nation.

Praise for Jon E Lewis:

'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army

'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.' Daily Express

[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780337500
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 930,286
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

JON E. LEWIS is an historian and author of numerous bestselling books on history and military history, including Voices from D-Day, Voices from the Holocaust, The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War and A Brief History of the First World War. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history and his work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire.

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