About this book
A new, abridged edition of Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London, published to coincide with the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee. Moves back and forth through time, looking at a range of topics such as plague and pestilence, fire and floods, and crime and punishment. The full length edition has sold more than 300,000 copies.
A biography of the city of London. It takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London.