Johnson's Life of London

Johnson's Life of London

The People Who Made the City That Made the World

Book - 2012
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London is special. For centuries, it has been amongst the greatest cities of the world. But a city is nothing without its people. This sparkling new history of London, told through a relay-race of great Londoners shows in one, personality-packed book that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of London are second to none.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780007457335
Characteristics: 320 p. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Life of London


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BPLNextBestAdults Oct 16, 2012

Johnson’s Life of London is a very interesting and highly readable social history of one of the most exciting world capitals. Author Boris Johnson, the blond mopped Mayor of London (you have seen him at the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics), presents a history of the city he so evidently loves. Each chapter covers a different historical era and does this by focusing on a particular person. From Queen Boudica, to Keith Richardson, from Chaucer to Churchill, Johnson’s Life of London spans the eras from Roman times to the current day. Johnson writes with wit and insight. The book discovers London as none of us have seen it before and the journey is both surprising and exhilarating.

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