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London has always been much more than a capital city. Its allure is so powerful that the city of monarchs and merchants once prompted Samuel Johnson to declare, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." From the Great Fire of 1666 to the Blitz of World War II, from the building of the Tower of London to the building of Canary Wharf, this prodigious city has ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published March 17th 1995 by W. W. Norton & Company
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An anthology about 'The Smoke', London. Edited by A.N. Wilson, it is by self admission an 'eccentric' anthology. The first section, 'The face on the Waterloo Steps',is taken from a novel;the section's theme is desolation of one sort or another.
Overall, it is a fascinating collection of memories, variety (Dickens to Joe Orton) of viewpoints, and characters who have passed through The Smoke.
A decent book to read in sections: keep it on your nightstand.
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Andrew Norman Wilson is an English writer and newspaper columnist, known for his critical biographies, novels, works of popular history and religious views. He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and former columnist for the London Evening Standard, and has been an occasional contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, The Spectator and The Observer.
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