"A fascinating story and an outstanding contribution to the study of London history" (Spectator)
"Succeeds brilliantly … lucid and engaging" (Independent)
"Engaging, optimistic and enthusiastic, and very funny" (Daily Telegraph)
"White is plainly fascinated by London, and for anyone who shares that fascination his book offers many rewards" (Times Literary Supplement)
WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE.