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London: The Illustrated History
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 7 July 2012
This item was bought for a gift for a friend. It is a beautiful journal, it makes a great refernece book for all ages with excellent clear illustrations. This book is detailed enough for a historian but well written enough to interest the man in the street. A really nice book that can be read cover to cover (would take some time), but also can be dipped into as required for reference. Lots of infomation and so good value for money.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 14 December 2011
This book is a superb trip through London over the centuries. It can be read as a book, or it can be 'dipped into' if you want to learn about a particular era. It covers the development of London from when it was a simple settlement right up to the building of the Gherkin and London today. Stunning pictures accompany your 'journey'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 August 2014
I've been fascinated by the history of London for years and have read many wonderful books about its early and later development. Several years ago I stumbled across London: The Illustrated History in my favourite Melbourne bookshop, Readings.
The illustrations and text are excellent and graphically portray the various stages of London from its beginnings. I often refer to it while reading English history or pursuing my genealogical research. My young grandson, who lives in London, visited us here in Australia last Easter and he couldn't put it down. He enjoyed it so much that I ordered a copy a copy for him and he was pleasantly surprised to receive it back home in London a couple of weeks.
I highly recommend this book
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2012
This very thorough book provides informative and extremly interesting history that covers all periods of London's past.. Would make a wonderful gift for anyone. The pictures are alone a treasure.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2012
I bought this for my 81 year old father who was born in London but left in his late 20s and he absolutely loves it! Easy to dip into with lots of fascinating insights and beautiful pictures. Could easily be enjoyed by a young teenager up to an elderly OAP!
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on 25 May 2015
We saw this in the Museum of London and thought it was a brilliant coffee table book about our capital city. Really pleased to find it at such great price on Amazon when we got home. Lots of interesting information and excellent photos/illustrations.
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on 6 November 2014
Saw this book on sale after a worthwhile trip to the Museum of London. The price of the book there was twenty pounds. So it it well worth the saving getting it from Amazon. A wonderful coffee table book, full of good descriptions and illustrations.
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on 27 December 2012
Museum of London one of the best places to visit in London. This book is wonderful but make time to go to the Museum too!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2012
Bought this book for my daughter who recently moved to London and wanted to learn a bit of history about it. She is very pleased with the book,it is easy to dip into and is well illustrated.
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on 13 January 2014
I bought it for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. It is well written with lots of good pictures.
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