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London Under

English · Paperback

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Informationen zum Autor Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England . He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature. Klappentext Paperback edition of Ackroyd's powerful urban history of life and legend beneath London. From original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and modern Underground stations, all the city's underworld is revealed. 'Once again, Ackroyd shares his vision of a mythical city most do not see' Euan Ferguson, "Time Out" Zusammenfassung London Under is an atmospheric, imaginative introduction to everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and modern Underground stations. This book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting the creatures, both real and fictional, that dwell in the darkness - rats and eels, monsters and ghosts. From the Anglo-Saxon graves under St Paul's, to the hydraulic device in Kensal Green cemetery which lowered bodies into the catacombs below, to the fossils uncovered when the Victoria Line was built and the gold bars within the Bank of England's vaults, London Under takes you into a hidden world, beneath our feet.

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Authors Peter Ackroyd
Publisher Vintage UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 05.04.2012
 
EAN 9780099287377
ISBN 978-0-09-928737-7
No. of pages 208
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 16 mm
Series VINTAGE BOOKS
Subjects Non-fiction book

London, Greater London, European History, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland

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