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Cross River Traffic - A history of London's bridges by [Roberts, Chris]
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Length: 240 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled

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"[Roberts] takes each bridge in turn, giving much splendid detail about
their history and construction" -- Publishing News

"This book is a delightful history of London's bridges and the
photographs alone make it well worth a look."
-- Live in London

About the Author

Chris Roberts lives in South London not far from the river. He winters in libraries and spends the summer months conducting tours along the banks of the Thames and over the bridges.
He is the author of Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme, also published by Granta. (www.fandmpublications.co.uk)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 343 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: F and M Publications (4 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UMLOYI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #448,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
A social history of London Bridges might have been a better title as Cross River Traffic is a social history book not an engineering tome. As such, there are fantastic stories associated with the bridges and other tales from the riverbank, and loads, in the version I have, about activities on the river. It is witty, modern and entertainingly written and the photos are clearly (in keeping with the rest of the book) an attempt to make the reader look at the bridges in a different fashion. As a general reader I found it easy to grasp the reasons why the bridges were built and, as a Londoner, intrigued as to how much they have shaped the city and delighted by the many humourous anecdotes attached to the crossings.
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Format: Hardcover
This really is a gem of a book for anyone who loves London. Riverside walks are also all the more enjoyable for it! Far from being a dry history, it's packed with interesting tales and is immensely readable. Recommended.
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I bought the e-book because I really needed the content to augment some research I was undertaking. The hard copy gets 6 stars because it has such wonderful photographs, and it's a proper possession, a real coffee table book for thrilling yourself and your visitors when you need a fix from Mr London himself.
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