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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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