London: The Biography

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Homepage 9780099422587

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  • : $18.00(NZD)
  • : 9780099422587
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
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  • : 1.128
  • : August 2008
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 51mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : books

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  • : Peter Ackroyd
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  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
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  • : English
  • : good
  • : 848
  • : illustrations
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Barcode 9780099422587
9780099422587

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Much of Peter Ackroyd's work has been concerned with the life and past of London but here, as a culmination, is his definitive account of the city. For him it is an organism with its own laws of growth and change, so this book is a biography rather than a history. Ackroyd reveals the dozens of ways in which the continuity of the city survives - in ward boundaries unchanged since the Middle Ages, in vocabulary and in various traditions - showing London as constantly changing, yet forever the same in essence.

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A masterpiece: London: A Biography is the culmination and distillation of Peter Ackroyd's lifelong obsession with the history and topography of London. Vividly anecdotal and brilliantly original. 20010730