A London Year
Elborough, Travis(compiled By) and Rennison, Nick(compiled By)
Paperback $29.99 - Quarto UK
Travel - Published: 21/Oct/2015 - ISBN: 9780711235649
The perfect book for all who live in or love the eternal, ever-changing city of London. From Samuel Pepys to Alan Bennett come vividly evoking moments in the lives of Londoners in the past and recent past. A London Year is an anthology of short diary entries, one or more for each day of the year, which, taken together, provides an impressionistic portrait of life in the city from Tudor times to the twenty-first century. There are more than two hundred featured writers, with a short biography for each. The most famous diarist of all - Samuel Pepys - is there, as well as some of today's finest diarists like Alan Bennett and Chris Mullin. There are coronations and executions, election riots and zeppelin raids, duels, dust-ups and drunken sprees, among everyday moments like Brian Eno cycling in Kilburn or George Eliot walking on Wimbledon Common. A former bookseller and Web-site editor, Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, and cultural commentator for the last decade. His books include The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster, Wish You Were Here: England on Sea and London Bridge in America. Nick Rennison has worked as a writer, editor, and bookseller for more than twenty years. His London Blue Plaque Guide has been through three editions in the last decade and he has also published The Book of London Lists, described by the London Evening Standard as a book that can teach even the most die-hard Londoner something they didn't know.
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