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London - The biography - Collected edition

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London: The Biography is Peter Ackroyd's definitive account of the city. Animated by a concern for the close relationship between the present and the past, and by what Ackroyd describes as the peculiar 'echoic' quality of London, we hear how London's texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of it's citizens. Read by Simon Callow, London: The Biography has been especially adapted for audio into five editions. 'Foundations' describes London's early formation and conception. 'Districts and suburbs' focuses on the nature of specific areas. 'Street Life and the People' reveals the everyday concerns and activities of Londoners. 'Trade and Enterprise' explores London as a centre of international trade, finance and culture. 'Fire and Pestilence' examines London's age-old ability to regenerate itself, illustrated by phenomena such as fires, plagues and the blitz. This illuminating biography confirms Ackroyd's status as what one critic has called 'our ages greatest London imagination.'

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London: The Biography is Peter Ackroyd's definitive account of the city. Animated by a concern for the close relationship between the present and the past, and by what Ackroyd describes as the peculiar 'echoic' quality of London, we hear how London's texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of it's citizens. Read by Simon Callow, London: The Biography has been especially adapted for audio into five editions. 'Foundations' describes London's early formation and conception. 'Districts and suburbs' focuses on the nature of specific areas. 'Street Life and the People' reveals the everyday concerns and activities of Londoners. 'Trade and Enterprise' explores London as a centre of international trade, finance and culture. 'Fire and Pestilence' examines London's age-old ability to regenerate itself, illustrated by phenomena such as fires, plagues and the blitz. This illuminating biography confirms Ackroyd's status as what one critic has called 'our ages greatest London imagination.'

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