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London: A History
     

London: A History

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by A. N. Wilson
 

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In its two thousand years of history, London has ruled a rainy island and a globe-spanning empire, it has endured plague and fire and bombing, it has nurtured and destroyed poets and kings, revolutionaries and financiers, geniuses and visionaries of every stripe. To distill the magic and the majesty of this infinitely enthralling city into a single brief volume would

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London: A History 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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LeongWaiHong More than 1 year ago
This is a slim book, about 150 pages. Wilson is a prolific writer. However, this is not an easy history of London to read. It presupposes a reader who is already familiar with London's history and landmarks.Wilson has compressed a lot of the characters such that a beginner to London's history will find the story difficult to follow.On the other hand a reader familar with London's history will enjoy the unexpected nuggets and the names dropping.