Walking Dickensian London

Walking Dickensian London

by Richard Jones
     
 

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"Charles Dickens and London are inextricably linked. The world-famous English writer lived in London for much of his life and is buried in Westminster Abbey. And it was London and its inhabitants that provided Dickens with the inspiration for so many of his works. Walking Dickensian London allows you to visit the locations mentioned in his works and to see the…  See more details below

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"Charles Dickens and London are inextricably linked. The world-famous English writer lived in London for much of his life and is buried in Westminster Abbey. And it was London and its inhabitants that provided Dickens with the inspiration for so many of his works. Walking Dickensian London allows you to visit the locations mentioned in his works and to see the development of Victorian London. Additional routes offer an escape to Cobham or Rochester for a longer country stroll and to discover more about the places where Dickens spent his happy early childhood and retired in his final years." "Each walk takes you through an area used as the setting for one or more of Dickens's novels, from the peaceful, cobblestoned and lamp-lit Inns of Court featured in Great Expectations to the slums of Holborn portrayed in Oliver Twist. Along the way, you will see the homes of the Victorian great and good, as well as those of lowlier characters, who made an impression on Dickens in both his personal and professional life. There is also an opportunity to sample authentic fare at the public houses that Dickens frequented." Together with 19th-century engravings and pertinent excerpts from Dickens's works, Richard Jones takes you back in time to the once crowded Docklands, where the river thronged with clippers trading goods from around the world, and the elite of Holland Park with their garden parties and literary dinners.

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Library Journal
Locals take on London and Dublin in these three new titles from Interlink. Liddy (who writes a popularly acclaimed weekly column in the Irish Times), Jones (an experienced London tour guide who has conducted regular walking tours of London since 1982), and Robins (manager of the Globe Theater's membership magazine and theater programming), each of whom live and work in the city they write about, provide detailed narrative walks informed by their insider's knowledge. Jones's and Robins's London guides provide a concise history of Dickens and Shakespeare, respectively, distinguishing themselves from other previously published London guides by focusing on and around significant sites and areas in the life, works, and times of Dickens and Shakespeare. Liddy's Dublin guide focuses on the history and architecture of the city and, in contrast to the other two titles, includes a categorized list of walks such as exercise walks, walks of urban renewal, and castle walks. Each guide is clearly arranged and enhanced by illustrations and color photos and other useful information such as museum times and recommended bibliographies; each walk includes concise maps and information on walk lengths and refreshment opportunities along the way. Much like having your own local tour guide, these handy guides are recommended for public libraries with large travel sections.-Louise Feldmann, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566565899
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Walking Guides
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,052,950
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.66(d)

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