A History of London

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Macmillan, 1998 - City planning - 1111 pages

Stephen Inwood's vivid and exhaustive account of London's past takes readers from the first days of Roman Londinium to the frenetic artistic, musical and political life of London in the last decades of the twentieth century.

'Inwood's book has it all, so much so that, coming to the end, the reader wants to start over again' Sunday Times

'An utterly winning work, erudite yet entertaining...This is a wonderful book' Financial Times

'Inwood proves himself a heroic reader, absorbing and filtering all that is to be known about a city for which he has a genuine and abiding affection' Daily Telegraph

As sprawling and richly textured as London itself' Independent

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An accurate and capably told history of London, thoroughly researched and presented in exhaustive detail. Inwood, a principal lecturer in history at England's Thames Valley University, begins his ... Read full review

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This is the best history I've read of London so far. It took me a little while to get accustomed to the thematic way the book has been laid out, as opposed to a strictly linear timeline - but it is the most vivid and gripping biography of a city I've read yet. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Stephen Inwood is an associate professor of New York University in London and the author of "A History of London" and "The Man Who Knew too Much,

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