Underground London - Stephen Smith

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Non-Fiction - Travel - City Travel Guide - Europe - England - ISBN: 0349115656

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Satisfactory

ProThere are a few good bits and pieces

ConsThe writing style is intensely annoying

I like London, in an I-live-there-and-it’s-a-nightmare-but-kind-of-cool way. I also like a good book about the place. Which is why I picked this up in a three for two offer at one of the big bookshops in the West End a while ago. It looked like it might be quite interesting, and there were an...

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Excellent

“Glorious foundations...”

published 19/10/2005

ProAn interesting travelogue, with some good bits of ...

ConsOccasional disjointed writing, and no photographs,...

It is somewhat hard to see London as the 'flower of cities all' from dozens of feet beneath the surface. However, some of the most intriguing bits of London fall well below the surface on which most people live. London is in many ways like a Middle Eastern tell - hills that contain the ruins of...

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Good

“Where The Sun Doesn't Shine”

published 20/04/2005

ProSome interesting insights

ConsTries too hard to be funny

A book promising to reveal all the secrets of what lies under the streets of London? Yes please! Such were my thoughts when I first became aware of the existence of "Underground London" - subtitles "Travels Beneath the City Streets - by journalist Stephen Smith. The book is structured according...

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Excellent

ProPacked full of facinating information

Conslacks some detail in places

I picked up this booked whilst working in London for a few weeks thinking i would learn more about the city and that was the understatement of the century. As i greedily absorbed everything Smith told me in the calm yet highly detailed and referenced manner that he writes i started to become...

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