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The City of London: A Companion Guide
The City of London: A Companion Guide
by Nicholas Kenyon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.11

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Companion for a City Walk, 20 May 2012
As a single-volume introduction to the architecture and history of The City of London, I don't think this book can be beaten.

Small enough to take with you on walks around The City, the book is written in a lively but authoritative style and packed with beautiful photographs. A very nice addition to my collection.


Daily Life in Victorian London : An Extraordinary Anthology (Victorian London Ebooks Book 4)
Daily Life in Victorian London : An Extraordinary Anthology (Victorian London Ebooks Book 4)
Price: £2.16

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Changing the Habits of a Lifetime For, 20 May 2011
I do not own a Kindle. I do not like the idea of a Kindle. I am an ex-bookseller and am wedded firmly to print. However I am fascinated by London's history, especially Victorian history. My pockets are not deep but my appetite for acquisition is insatiable.

I do own an I-Phone which now has many useful London related apps on it. I also spend a lot of my life on public transport.

I wanted to get hold of this book for its contents. With no print version available I was thus forced to modernise or go without and I am glad that I chose to do the former. I can now "leaf" through this treasure trove of a book on the tube or bus. For less than the cost of a double espresso I now own this work - amazing!

The format works very well indeed for the phone as the text is in brief but fascinating sections, easy to put down at an interchange. I can't imagine reading it at home on a phone when I have so many unread "proper" books but out and about it is perfect, a genuine e-page flicker.

Should you ever release a nice cloth-bound version of "Daily Life in Victorian Britain" on quality paper, I will certainly buy that too and enjoy the same text at home, in time honoured fashion. Until then, thank you for showing me the merits of an alien technology.
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