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Lost Histories by Joel Levy

Advantages: Few and far between
Disadvantages: Buyer beware!

When I ordered this book I thought: "Great! This is really going to be fun! A book called 'Lost Histories'! The full title intrigued me even more. 'Exploring the World's Most Famous Mysteries'. Sadly, this book by Joel Levy (published by Vision Paper ...

Martinscholes 17.07.2006 · Read full review
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Below the surface of the capital

Advantages: Fascinating look at an unusual aspect of London
Disadvantages: None, for those interested in the subject

...Ackroyd published a hefty book on London several years ago. Here we have a comparatively slender tome on one specific aspect. The book Underneath the city is a world of its own, of springs, streams, Roman amphitheatres, Victorian sewers, gang hid ...

JOHNV 16.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of London Under - Peter Ackroyd

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A concise history of our capital in just over 600 pages

Advantages: Packed history, quite a full read despite its title
Disadvantages: None, really

The author Peter Ackroyd, historian, biographer, novelist and broadcaster, has written extensively on London (among other cities) and its various aspects. The book As is the case with his recent volume on Charles Dickens, his London is an a ...

JOHNV 05.11.2012 · Read full review
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Review of London: The Concise Biography - Peter Ackroyd

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Loyalty at a price

Advantages: Fascinating and moving read
Disadvantages: Not an easy read

When I came across Liberty's Exiles: The Loss of America and the Remaking of the British Empire by Maya Jasanoff, I was attracted by the pretty cover and what sounded like an interesting subject matter. I didn't really think any deeper about the choice of ...

eilidhcatriona 29.11.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Liberty's Exiles - Maya Jasanoff

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