About this book
Paperback of this exhaustive and minutely researched biography of the city of London, which has been hailed by various critics as "the" book on the city. A vivid and anecdotal overview which takes from the time of the Druids to the turn of the millennium, and which looks at subjects such as childhood, suicide, Cockney sppech and drinking, in relation to London's history. "Nothing can quite match the huge strange echo chamber of life-stories, folktales, and urban myths conjured up in Peter Ackroyd's epic vision of his native city" "Daily Telegraph".
Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and the history of light, the history of childhood and the history of suicide, the history of Cockney speech and the history of drink.