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A biography of a City, 24 Sep 2009
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!