Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It

Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It

by Craig Taylor
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Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It by Craig Taylor

“Craig Taylor is the real deal: a peerless journalist and a beautiful craftsman.”
—David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Fraud and Half Empty

Londoners is a wonderful book—I wanted it to be twice as long.”
—Diana Athill, New York Times bestselling author of Somewhere Towards the End

In Londoners, acclaimed journalist Craig Taylor paints readers an epic portrait of today’s London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. In the style of Studs Terkel (Working, Hard Times, The Good War) and Dave Isay (Listening Is an Act of Love), Londoners offers up  the stories, the gripes, the memories, and the dreams of those in the great and vibrant British metropolis who “love it, hate it, live it, left it, and long for it,” from a West End rickshaw driver to a Soldier of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a recovering heroin addict seeing Big Ben for the very first time. Published just in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Londoners is a glorious literary celebration of one of the world’s truly great cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062096937
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 42,908
File size: 891 KB

About the Author

Craig Taylor is the author of Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, both of which have been adapted for the stage. He is also the editor of the literary magazine Five Dials. He lives in London.

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Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Have Left It, and Long for It 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
ordlhr More than 1 year ago
I loved Craig Taylor's "Londoners", and was sorry when I was finished! Mr. Taylor has done exhaustive oral histories from people of all walks of life, and from all sorts of viewpoints. I especially liked that not all of the people he included adore London: the stories are broadbased and diverse. (Note: this is not a travel guide. I think that should be quite obvious, but I'm noting it just in case.) If you're at all interested in modern London--or interested in the people of any large modern city---this book is a must-read. I loved every minute of it, and will reread it soon. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writing, wonderful stories about myfavorite place to visit
jancarall More than 1 year ago
it is broken into small bits which make it a great read for dr. office visits or a quick read in bed before going to sleep. the author left the characters words as they spoke, which gives a flavor of the culture in which they came from. some characters are more difficult to read than others and probably would be just as difficult to listen to if talking to them. it keeps the book interesting.
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Wow. Im the oldest of two
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