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Lost London Hardcover – 3 May 2012

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (3 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843178036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843178033
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 688,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Richard Guard rediscovers some of the lost places, secret spaces and darker secrets ... of Old London in this well-researched, and well-written, little book (Tribune)

Lost London succeeds completely at providing an evocative - almost nostalgic - feel for the streetscape of yesterday's lost city (Londonist.com)

Fascinating (The Lady)

Engaging and often surprising (New Statesman)

This is a delightful and original guide book to London (Telegraph online)

modest exercise in metropolitan time-travel... Guard writes cleverly (The Guardian)

Beautifully illustrated with original drawings and engravings, this is the perfect gift for history lovers (NFU Countryside)

On just about every page I turn something catches my eye... Who could not be entertained by such a book as this? (Optima Magazine)

A must for anyone who wants to understand the city and its history (The Field)

a little gem of a book (Oddfellows Magazine)

About the Author

Having moved to London in 1984, Richard Guard worked for six years as a cycle courier, during which time he fell in love with the city, while also gaining an intimate knowledge of its history and topography. Eventually he succeeded in breaking into the film industry, and is now one of the country's most sought-after documentary editors with a string of awards to his name.
While researching for a film on London, Richard delved into the capital's past and found a wealth of inspiration in London's antiquarian bookshops. These literary explorations (and a late-night excursion into hidden London when Richard discovered a way into the disused Kingsway Tram Tunnel on Southampton Row, WC1) inspired Lost London.
Richard has lived in seventeen different parts of the metropolis over the years, and is now settled in East Dulwich with his wife and three sons. He has published articles of cycling and on travelling in Asia, and is also the lead singer of the Dulwich Ukulele Club, an eleven-piece band that tours the country and plays at a variety of music festivals.



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