Ben Wilson



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Empire of the Deep: The Ris...

4.42 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Making of Victorian Val...

3.88 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Metropolis: A History of th...

4.11 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2020 — 12 editions
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Heyday: Britain and the bir...

4.24 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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Bellicose (Postal Marine Se...

3.51 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Betrayed and Betrayer: Resc...

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What Price Liberty?

3.63 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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The Laughter of Triumph: Wi...

3.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Hot Dogs Saved My Life!

4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Rugby Fitness Training: A T...

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2006
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“Dickens became one of the greatest interpreters of urban life because he was a prodigious walker; his visceral encounters with the physical and human cityscape run through all his work. Urban literature is bound up with walking, because walking takes you away from the familiar, down “long perplexing lanes untrod before,” as John Gay put it in his 1716 poem “Trivia; or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London.”
Ben Wilson, Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention

“All adolescents want to escape from home into the world, not vice versa as adults do. The suburbs naturally mark a front line of conflict between teenagers and parents, a clash of values and aspirations.”
Ben Wilson, Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention

“The light in which the city is cast by writers, poets and artists helps determine the kind of cities we get.”
Ben Wilson, Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention

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