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The Wit and Wisdom of London

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London has been one of the world's great cities for over 2,000 years and has produced countless scholars, artists, rogues and wits, each of whom left their mark on the metropolis by their words or deeds. The Wit and Wisdom of London brings together their best and most memorable quotations, a treasury of the cleverest, the wittiest, and the bawdiest sayings of the city's gr ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 21st 2012 by Virgin Books
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Kris
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
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Great little book with a variety of quotes, all commentary on London. But I wish I wouldn't have spent ten pounds on it. It's almost one of those books you sit down with in the library for an afternoon, and then put back on the shelf, or something to get as a gift for your acquaintance to put on their coffee table. I can tell a British author put it together, with the quirky perspectives-- lots of Dickens and Hawthorne. A fast read with a lovely dust jacket design.
Dean
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
What you would expect really, hit and miss. Some great quotes, some filler, and some nice tit bits of trivia. If you love London you'll enjoy, but borrow don't buy unless you can get it for a couple of quid.
Truth be told, give me a week with Google and Wikipedia and I could do equally as well.
Mike Jensen
Oct 01, 2016 rated it liked it
This book of quotations about London is fine for what it is, but it isn't much. Good toilet reading, but it does not reward sustained attention.
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