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Ghosts of Steam
Ghosts of Steam
by Charles Mayo
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating social history, 3 Mar 2013
This review is from: Ghosts of Steam (Paperback)
This is a fascinating glimpse into the social history of the last days of steam locomotion, the life of the drivers, firemen and others at Kings Cross. The diary is presented in facsimilie format and this gives it a real immediacy. You really feel like you are there.

Not written for publication but all the more engaging for that.

A great unusual gift for anyone who can relate to this period of history or who has an interest in the time.


London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People
London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People
by Jerry White
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.39

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A biography of a City, 24 Sep 2009
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Alongside his companion volume London in the nineteenth Century, this is a wonderful, easy to read biography of the city (without being over-simplified). For anyone who grew up in London - or arrived to fall in love with the city it is an excellent explanation and record of how our city developed. Historic decisions are contextualised within the history of the country more generally and you are helped to make links between social, Political, architectural changes.

He is working on the Eighteenth Century as I write. Can't wait!

PS You will become absorbed - a good holiday read, one chapter is never enough!


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