At £25, Francis Sheppard's history of Lodon must be the bargian of the millennium. Handsomely produced and copiously illustrated, it covers the entire known period of London's history from the Londinium of Roan times to the Greater South East of today. (Patricia L. Garside, Urban History, 03/2000
Sheppard ... provides a broad and very readable history ... He is especially strong on Londons physical development ... such comprehensive histories of Britains leading city are relatively rare and ... to be welcomed, as a valuable and enlightening contribution. (Stephen Porter, London Journal 25, 1, 2000.
based on extensive research and ... littered with accurate endnotes./ ... should ... be on the shelf of any lover of London./ Simon Thurley, Director of Museum of London, THES, 05/03/99.
There is a never-neglected theme to this book of comparing and contrasting the condition and growth of London to that of foreign cities. (Ruth Rendell, Sunday Times
Sheppard is a rather grand historian, but fascinating. (Illtyd Harrington, Camden New Journal
This is a solid, well researched and well written survey of London's history and influence./ Contemporary Review, 04/99
... episodes which Sheppard handles with the evenness, lucidity and pace that are the hallmarks of a lifetime's writing about the capital, and destine 'London: A History' to be the exemplary politico-economic narrative of its subject for decades to come./ Andrew Saint, LRB, 04/02/99
a bold book. Peter Ackroyd/The Times/3/12/98
About the Author
General editor of the multi-volume Survey of London 1954-1982