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Hidden City: The Secret Alleys, Courts & Yards of London's Square Mile

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Using more than 190 photographs, 'Hidden City' uncovers the many hidden nooks and crannies of the City and the fascinating stories behind them.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by The History Press (first published March 2011)
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Barbara
This is better than his other work on London, Spectacular Vernacular, in that at least the places he talks about are (almost all) accessible to the public. I had only minimal interest in a description of the glories of the interior of a building I can never visit.

However, this book suffers from the same main drawback as the other. It is full of photographs without captions. It was generally possible to work out what it was a photo of from the text on the adjoining pages, but only about 2/3 of t
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Louise Allen
I'm fascinated by the history of London & love discovering it by walking, so I had high hopes of this book whih covers "The Secret alleys, courts & yards of London's Square Mile." It does have some intriguing facts and information, and I really enjoyed browsing, but actually using the book for exploration is made difficult by the fact that there is no map (which I'd have expected in a book priced at £19.99). The locations are arranged alphabetically and the photos are not captioned so it ...more
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Writer and journalist David Long has regularly appeared in The Times and the London Evening Standard, as well as on TV and radio. He has written a number of books on London, including Spectacular Vernacular, Tunnels, Towers & Temples and the highly successful Little Book of London. He lives in Suffolk, England.
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