Comprehensive Book to the most fascinating and perhaps undervauled part of central London. E Arnolds describes his deep personal connection with Bloomsbury, and his passion never wavers as he delves into all of Bloomsbury’s captivating enchanting historical gems.
From Bloomsbury most notable residences; it’s old Architecture, Old University’s, Grand Squares and gardens, Antiquarian bookshops, Museums and Grand old Hotels. Arnold’s knowledge and interest never feels tired. Highly recommended. 5 pages of contents can be used a quick tourist reference guide.
Would be interested in what subject Edward Arnold writes on next.
This is a read you can pick up again and again, the bite-sized sections are upbeat, informative and packed with historical gems. What makes this book unique and unlike any other guide or history book is the passion and personal insight from the author, which is as enchanting and captivating as Bloomsbury itself! Armed with my new found knowledge from reading this book, my last walk through Bloomsbury was seen through awakened eyes, the place was brought to life... I had a new appreciation of this amazing area. Whether you already love Bloomsbury, or have never been before, this book will give you a whole new perspective on the area, again and again!
This book throws a spotlight onto the square mile of Bloomsbury London. It's an area I have studied and worked in and many of the places in Edward Arnold's book are familiar to me but he has really brought the place to life giving me a greater appreciation of the history of Bloomsbury. This includes historical facts about the buildings, architecture and people who have lived in Bloomsbury. The book is beautifully illustrated and would make an ideal guide to the area.
This book is a handy handbag sized book suitable for day trips or longer trips to London it identifies museums and other interesting buildings and worthwhile places to visit in the Bloomsbury area which means that you get to see a lot with out needing to travel vast distances which is key when planning sightseeing.The book is really well researched and easy to dip into to find out the facts about a venue before embarking on your journey.
The book is a really light read about a corner of London often taken for granted. The writer's depth of knowledge never feels dusty or laboured - there's a real sense of joy that translates from the writer, to the page, to the reader. I learned a lot from the book and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to learn about more than just London's tourist-y, superficial histories!
Thoroughly recommended. I found the book to be well researched and very accessible. I had not been to the Blomsbury area, but was inspired to do so with this as a friendly guide. It is full of interesting facts, both historical and up to date, and visually informative. A must for those that seek to know more about the heart of Londons culture and history.
I'd visited this area of London many times and thought I knew a fair bit, but this little gem of a book has proven me wrong. A great guide, with insightful information that goes beyond any usual 'tourist' guide.
If you want to know about Bloomsbury’s scholarly and medical institutions, bookshops and cafes which make for a eclectic gathering of locals, students & tourists, this is the book for you. Bloomsbury is a place steeped in history, a place with beautiful Georgian architecture in Bedford and Russell Squares, and one which in just one square mile includes the renowned British Museum which is a treasure trove of antiquities and the Charles Dickens Museum, in the author’s former home, where you discover fascinating connections between the author of "Great Expectations" and that of his characters.
This is a beautifully illustrated, historically and culturally rich book.
A lovely, interesting book about one of the best gems in London.