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London : a social history

By: Porter, Roy

014010593X / 9780140105933
Paperback
942.1
05/10/2000
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England
20 cm xvii, 541p., [16]p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1994.

'Roy Porter, a historian of formidable range, turns to urban history in this marvellously lucid, informative and passionate book...Porter's facts are always at the service of the narrative, which has a finely maintained momentum, balancing statistics with the words of historians, diarists and novelists, poets and churchmen: Pepys, Boswell, Fielding, Walpole, Blake, Mayhew, Wells, Woolf, Spark, ...a timely and brilliant book.' - Claire Tomalin, "Evening Standard". 'A vivid celebration of the city, but also an elegy for its decline, bubbling with statistics and anecdote, from Boadicea to Betjeman.' - Richard Holmes, Daily Telegraph Books of the Year.

BIC:

1DBKESL London, Greater London, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBTB Social & cultural history

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