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Superbly researched and very readable,
This review is from: London's Coffee Houses (Hardcover)
Anyone familiar with the landscape of London will be aware of the plethora of coffee houses which have emerged over the past ten years.
Antony Clayton's fascinating book shows how this is not a new phenomenon, exploring the history of coffee houses and how they have been used by the London populace over hundreds of years. The impact on the social landscape of London of these institutions has perhaps been underestimated in the past.
A great use of illustrations and photographs make this book a handsome and fascinating look at London's social history and, as someone whose parents had their first date in a Leicester Square coffee bar whilst listening to Tommy Steele I particulary enjoyed the section on the 1950's.
A great read for anyone interested in the history of London.