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Ben Wilson


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The United Kingdom

Ben Wilson was born in 1980 and educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a first class degree and an MPhil in history. He is the author of three books and was named in 2005 as one of Waterstone's 25 Authors of the Future. He has consulted on scripts for various TV history progammes, and has himself appeared on TV and on national radio in the UK, Ireland and the USA. He has given lectures at Tate Britain, Cambridge and Zagreb and at book festivals in the UK including the Edinburgh Festival. He has written for the Spectator, Literary Review, Independent on Sunday, Scotsman, Men's Health, Guardian Online and GQ.
He is the author of five previous books, including What Price Liberty?, for which he received the Somerset Ma
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Metropolis: A History of th...

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Empire of the Deep: The Ris...

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Heyday: Britain and the bir...

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The Making of Victorian Val...

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What Price Liberty?

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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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