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Famous and Infamous Londoners Paperback – 22 Jul 2004
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This is the first book of its kind for over a century. It is a compilation of thoroughly researched true stories of Londoners through the ages, well known and little known alike - their lives, loves, pastimes and crimes. Their stories weave a tapestry of London through the ages. A hundred characters are included, for example the Dulwich hermit, murdered in the eighteenth century, Thomas Crapper, Victorian plumber extraordinaire, Cruickshank, the political cartoonist, Boris Karloff, Conan Doyle, Mrs Beeton, Mary Nesbitt, the Norwood courtesan, Adam Worth, millionaire burglar, Joanna Southcott, an eighteenth-century prophetess, and Henry Cavendish, the man who weighed the world. Peter de Loriol's conversational text is accompanied by a wide range of illustrations, from woodcuts to engravings to photographs, old and new.
About the Author
Peter De Loriol is a writer and historian. After a career in the army, in hotel and property management and in the computer industry he is now well established as a London-based author. Peter writes extensively for six London magazines (published by Highbury Local Publishing PLC) and also contributes to a number of French genealogical and historian titles.
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