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
About the Author
Stephen Inwood was born in London in 1947, the son of a taxi driver. After studying at Balliol and St. Antony's College, Oxford, he was for many years a university history lecturer before becoming a professional writer after publication of his highly acclaimed A History Of London in 1999. He is an Associate Professor of New York University in London, and a Research Fellow at Kingston University. He lives in Richmond, West London, with his wife and sons.