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London

City of Cities

Phil Baker

(author)

Hardback
An informative, witty and concise account of London's past, and its present.
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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. 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, 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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Book publisherReaktion Books
Publication date12 Apr 2021
FormatHardback
Pages256
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