- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 8139 KB
- Print Length: 208 pages
- Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing (9 Sept. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F4VWS2S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #391,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter Kindle Edition
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history of two thousand years. I thought I was passionate about them but my passion was contemporary and I wished I had this book to read back then.
It is researched by someone who has highlighted the important events from the mundane which must have been some task considering the timespan covered.
It is also written with great compassion for those whose lives which were drastically changed during the great upheavals that occurred. It is the human perspective that gripped me as well as the genesis of the names of various well known landmarks. Many of which were unknown to me.She brought them to life.
The reader is transported to these events by Fiona's lively but accurate imagination. Although nearly half a century has passed since I knew that lost world
my memories have been greatly enriched by having read this book.
My contribution is a drop in the ocean to the rest of the story. I feel as though I should declare it though as Fiona's integrity shines throughout and I would not wish to compromise it.
In conclusion; for someone who worked and knew that world I would not hesitate to urge those interested to read this volume for a brilliant overall portrayal from Roman times to the recent developements ,of the lost landmarks, lost communities and lost language of our capital city's greatest asset ; The docks and wharves which established its fame and history.
I could always see the ships from my bedroom window. And New Year the sound of Ships Hooters and Sirens, New Year has never been the same.
My father who was also a dockie took me down the docks one day and on board the Chusan P.O. Liner. A boy hood experience never forgotten I could also name all the shipping lines by their funnels. When I was 19 I joined the West Ham Fire Brigade based at Silvertown Fire Station in the early sixties and as a raw recruit had to name all the dock gates and where they were and when they were open. What memories this book has invoked in me again now I am 71 years old.
Thanks for taking me down memory Lane
I gained a whole new understanding of London-how it developed and why it is so successful today. The photographs are great-woudl have liked a few more!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A book entitled ‘London’s Docklands’ may suggest a dry industrial history of little interest to the general reader but nothing could be further from the truth as the narrative... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Doug Jay
A good read, full if interesting information. If this is a correct description of the development of the River Thames and its role in the life of London over the last 1000 plus... Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Marriott
I have just started reading this book again, it is crammed with interesting facts and information and so readable too, i am a big fan of her writing, there must be months and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by stiggs46
A very interesting book. Not just relating to the docks but also the general history of London. Easy to read despite being tightly packed with facts.Published 13 months ago by gillie Basnett
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