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City of cities, the modern world’s first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world’s memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as its lived history has mutated into the heritage industry. In this book, Londoner Phil Baker explores the city’s history and the London of today, balancing well-known major events with more curious and eccentric details. He reveals a city of almost unmatched historical density and richness. For Baker, London turns out to be Gothic in all senses of the word and enjoyably haunted by its own often bloody past.

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Weight0.474 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 14 × 2.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

280

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.1 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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City of cities, the modern world’s first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world’s memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as its lived history has mutated into the heritage industry.
 
In this book, Londoner Phil Baker explores the city’s history and the London of today, balancing well-known major events with more curious and eccentric details. He reveals a city of almost unmatched historical density and richness. For Baker, London turns out to be Gothic in all senses of the word and enjoyably haunted by its own often bloody past. And despite extensive redevelopment, as he shows in this engaging and insightful book, some of the magic remains.

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Weight0.474 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 14 × 2.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

280

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.1 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K