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In Search of London Paperback – 14 Apr 1988
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Henry Vollam Morton was born in 1892 near Manchester, England. He became an international celebrity by scooping the world's press in the sensational discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in the early 1920s. His newfound fame subsequently led to a series of extraordinarily popular vignettes on English city and country life, which went on to sell millions of copies worldwide. He died in South Africa in 1979 at the age of eighty-six. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Well, you know what they said about Yanks in England during the war: "Overpaid, oversexed, and over here."
Having been to London almost more times than I can count, I could have been on any visit part of that "untidy fringe" except that sitting in the middle of what amounts to a busy road junction on the steps of an unimposing statue has never held much attraction. Other than that, London is my personal-favorite city in the whole world and reading H.V. Morton's IN SEARCH OF LONDON reminds me why I love it so much.
Morton's book is product of his fourth visit to the city which occurred in or somewhat before 1951. England and its capital were still recovering from the destructive effects of World War II, and George VI was still King. As the author is careful to point out in order to give some idea of the changes he'd seen over time, his first visit was as a child in the closing years of Victoria's reign.
While IN SEARCH OF LONDON could perhaps have been used as a walking-tour guidebook for a contemporary tourist when it was first published, now it couldn't serve as such at all.Read more ›
I was not disappointed. The historical content is beautifully inspired and enlivened by the author`s obvious love of London and its
people.I am familiar with London`s city and yet Morton is so deeply knowledgeable that my appreciation and understanding was further deepened.I could not put this book down and must remember to take it with me to use as a companion when I next visit.