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on 24 December 2012
An excellent book, full of interesting facts about the building of the Underground, the Sewage System, Brunel's "Double-Decker" Train and Passenger Tunnels under the Thames and all sorts of other goodies including the lost Rivers such as the Fleet, Tyburn and Wandle. Coming more up todate there are sections on closed off Tube stations, the Post Office Trains that used to run between various hub stations on the system dispersing the mail, and, in WW2 some were turned into bomb shelters and also used for military logistics planning centres. Many of London's great hotels use the disused lines as wine cellars.

All in all, an absolutely fascinating book that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who was interested in London's diverse and unusual history. There's more going on down there than you think!
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on 4 February 2016
I only bought this book because it was going cheap and what an exceedingly interesting choice it was. The author is to be congratulated on making the story of London`s sewers and underground so highly readable. Not knowing London very well a further map or two and a few more pictures may have helped but otherwise I really recommend this book to anyone with an interest in history, or anyone wishing to increase their awareness of what is around them.
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on 28 January 2013
A very informative read for anyone interested in the history of London. Especially relevant if read in conjunction with Fiona's other "London" books.
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on 16 February 2013
This was a present but the person it was given to was very very pleased with it. Finding it very interesting
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on 26 December 2014
A very good read clear precise and informative, well researched by the author and has prompted me to get another of her books
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on 18 October 2014
A Very good book which will take a little while to complete reading
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on 19 August 2013
Very interesting book - particularly with reference to the sewer network and underground streams and rivers - and all gathered in one book
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on 20 September 2014
Excellent!!!!
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on 17 October 2014
Very interesting read and quick delivery.
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on 6 November 2014
interesting book
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